Tom Petty Bio, Affair, Single, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Age, Nationality, Height

(Singer, songwriter, and actor)

American singer, songwriter, and actor.

Relationship Facts of Tom Petty

  • Tom Petty is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Tom Petty was married to Jane Benyo from 1974 to 1996. They had two daughters from this marriage, Adria, and AnnaKim. Later, he married Dana York on June 3, 2001. The pair were together until Petty’s death on 2 October 2017.

Who is Tom Petty?

Tom Petty was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Additionally, he was also a multi-instrumentalist and a record producer. After leading the band Mudcrutch for a certain period of time, he became the lead singer of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers which was formed in 1976.

Tom Petty’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Petty was born in Gainesville, Florida on October 20, 1950, to Kitty (née Avery), a local tax office worker, and Earl Petty. Additionally, he also had a brother Bruce. He became interested in the world of music since his childhood years and his interest rose even more after he met Elvis Presley, the king of Rock and Roll. Throughout his early life, he became inspired by the music of the Rolling Stones. He was of American nationality. Furthermore, he belonged to a mixed ethnic background of English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, and distant Swiss-German.

Talking about his education, Petty attended Gainesville High School.

Tom Petty’s Career, Salary, Net Worth

Petty initially formed a band known as the Epics. The band later evolved into Mudcrutch. However, the band’s only song ‘Depot Street’ failed to chart. He later formed the Heartbreakers alongside Tench, Ron Blair, and Stan Lynch. The band received widespread acclaim among various fans and critics. After the commercial success of the band’s first album, they soon released their second album titled, ‘You’re Gonna Get It!’. With the Heartbreakers, Petty released 13 albums.

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Caption: Tom Petty and Dana York (Source: Pinterest)

Additionally, Petty released three solo albums namely, ‘Full Moon Fever, ‘Wildflowers’, and ‘Highway Companion’. Similarly, with the Traveling Wilburys, he has released two albums, ‘Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1’ and ‘Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3’. Furthermore, with Mudcrutch, he relapsed two albums.

Petty received UCLA’s George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement in April 1996. Additionally, in 1999, his band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York. In February 2017, he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year. Petty died on January 19, 2018, from an accidental overdose of prescription pain medication.

Over the course of his career, Petty had an estimated net worth of $95 million.

Tom Petty’s Rumors, Controversy

Petty’s death was subject to numerous controversies due to its nature. Additionally, previous incidents of his drug use were also constant controversies news. He got involved in a dispute with his record label in 2017. Furthermore, his lyrics for several songs were also sometimes termed controversial.

Tom Petty’s Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, Petty had a height of 176 cm (5 feet 9 inches). Additionally, his weight was around 67 kg or 148 pounds.  Furthermore, his hair color was blonde and his eye color was blue.

Tom Petty’s Social Media

Although Petty is no longer with us, before his death, he was active on numerous social media sites. He currently has over 454.2k followers on his Twitter account. Additionally, the Instagram page of his band ‘tompettyofficial’ has over 317k followers. Similarly, the band’s official Facebook page has more than 3M followers.

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