Tom Petty's daughter fires back: 'My dad is not dead'

Publish Date
Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 2:54PM

Tom Petty's daughter is not happy at Rolling Stone magazine for reporting the rocker had died when it wasn't the case.

Annakim Violette Petty took to Instagram to hit out at the music publication after it reported Petty had died following his heart attack at his Malibu home.

"My dad is not dead yet but your f***ing magazine is," she wrote in a fiery post.

"You put the worst artists on your covers do zero research. How dare you report that my father has died just to get press because your articles and photos are so dated.

"This is my father not a celebrity. An artist and human being ..."

She had earlier posted a request for privacy "during this time".

Petty was incorrectly reported to have died after being found unresponsive in his Malibu home.

TMZ later reported he had been removed from life support.