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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Tom Petty Died From Massive Accidental Drug OD

1130-tom-petty-getty-4The L.A. Country Coroner released Tom Petty’s autopsy results and they show the singer died from organ failure caused by “mixed drug toxicity.” The report notes that when paramedics arrived on scene, Petty was in full cardiac arrest. Paramedics were able to revive him using CPR, but he lost pulse again while on the way to the hospital. While at the hospital, Petty had to be revived again and died twenty-one hours later. Petty was apparently on a number of pain killers, including oxycodone, citalopram, and Fentanyl. His family says that Petty’s desire to continue performing after he fractured his hip lead to his increased need for pain medication, which was the ultimate cause of death.

See Tom Petty Died From Massive Accidental Drug OD, TMZ, Janaury 19, 2018.


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