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31 Musicians Who Died Way Too Young

Chalk it up to drugs to lifestyle or to some unknown factor, but the following big names in music all left this planet far too soon.

Scroll around below to see at what age they passed away and from what cause.

And join us in hoping they rest in peace...

1. Kurt Cobain

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The lead singer of Nirvana shot himself in the head at the age of 27, leaving a note that read: "Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters and concern during the past years. I'm too much of an erratic, moody baby! I don't have the passion anymore, and so remember, it's better to burn out than to fade away."

2. Janis Joplin

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Janis Joplin also died at the age of 27. Officials determined that she overdosed on heroin.

3. Jimi Hendrix

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Yup, Jimi Hendrix was also 27 whe he died due to asphyxiation in his own vomit after he took sleeping pills.

4. Scott Weiland

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Scott Weiland was found dead in his tour bus in December of 2015. He passed away from cardiac arrest.

5. Andy Gibb

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Andy Gibb struggled with substance abuse and died of a heart ailment in 1988, just prior to his 30th birthday.

6. Jim Morrison

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Jim Morrison was found dead in his Paris apartment at the age of 27. No official cause was ever revealed, though most believe he died of a heroin overdose.
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Lil Peep: New Details on Death of Young Singer Emerge

As previously reported, Lil Peep is dead at the young age of 21.

The popular YouTube star and burgeoning emo artist was found dead on Wednesday night, with initial reports linking his passing to an overdose of drugs.

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Specifically, one outlet claimed that Lil Peep took some kind of fake Xanax that was laced with Fentanyl, a powerful opioid.

But no cause of death has actually been confirmed.

TMZ, however, has shared a few disturbing new details about the rapper's death.

FIRST, the celebrity gossip website writes that Lil Peep's body was discovered on his tour bus outside a club in Tucson, Arizona, where the artist was scheduled to perform.

SECOND, per law enforcements sources, TMZ says that Peep's manager is the one who found his body, having gone to check on his client around 9:40 p.m.

There was apparently drug paraphernalia strewn all around him, along with evidence of a possible overdose, which was likely linked to Xanax, as mentioned above.

Is it possible Lil Peep committed suicide?

We hate to speculate on such a delicate topic.

We just know that Peep had shared a photo earlier in the day on Instagram with what appeared to be prescription pills on his tongue.

He wrote this as a caption:

"fucc it."

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Lil Peep had released his first album just three months ago.

Sarah Stennett, the CEO of First Access Entertainment - which partnered with Lil Peep last year - said in a statement:

“I am shocked and heartbroken. I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic.

"He had huge ambition and his career was flourishing...

"I have spoken to his mother and she asked me to convey that she is very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life."

Lil Peep, whose real name is Gustav Åhr, often spoke about his drug use in in his song lyrics.

“I suffer from depression and some days I wake up and I’m like, ‘F-ck, I wish I didn’t wake up,'” Peep told Pitchfork in an interview published in January.

“I don’t express that side of myself on social media. That’s the side of myself that I express through music. That’s my channel for letting all that sh-t out.”

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The young artist was romantically linked to Bella Thorne as recently as September.

"Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn't do your greatness justice," wrote the actress on Twitter in the wake of this sad news.

Thorne also shared a pair of videos to Instagram stories, emotionally reacting to Peep’s death in each.

“I just wanted to say anybody out there who is a Lil Peep fan, you guys know how talented he was, you guys know how great he was,” she said.

“Well he was even more f-cking great as a person.”

Added DJ Marshmello, who had toured with Peep this year:

Peep was the nicest person. hanging out with him, talking to him about music, the song ideas we were going to do together and touring was so amazing. Everyone will miss you man.

We send our condolences to everyone who knew and cared about Lil Peep.

May he rest in peace.

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Offset Locks Down Cardi B Like a Cornerback (Norman)

Cardi B and Offset are engaged. Here’s the video of the proposal:

Not only are they engaged, but VH1 and BET are already fighting over who gets to air the wedding special. Because, you know, they can’t just get married in front of their friends and family like normal people. It has to be on television six months later for everyone to see.

Alright, now that the formalities are out of the way, allow me to give you a history of Cardi B and Offset.

Cardi B and Offset started dating earlier this year (year) and were seen leaving a Super Bowl event together (Brady). “Bad and Boujee” (bad) was the hottest song at the beginning of the year. Cardi B was rather unknown (invisible) until she dropped “Bodak Yellow” (bodak) in the summer (hot). They’re the only couple to each have a #1 on the Billboard charts this year (records).

Last week, it looked like they were going to break-up (done) as Cardi posted that she was “single” on social media (snap). However, she quickly backtracked and said she “exaggerated” (extreme), but a few hours later she posted “don’t get used” (washed).

Things took a turn for the better days later (time) when Offset proposed in front of 19,00 people (public). As you can see in the video (watch), Cardi said “yes” (ring).

Over the weekend, the two collaborated, along with the rest of Migos and Nicki Minaj, on the song “Motor Sport.” Chances are it’ll be the top rap song on the charts next week, thanks in large part to the verses by Cardi and Nicki.

I’m all for these two being married as long as Offset continues to make catchy tracks with the best ad-libs and Cardi B continues to make bully tracks that put other rappers in their place. The second they start rapping about who should be cooking for dinner and Offset failing to take out the trash, I’m done.

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Kid Rock Trolled Everyone With Senate Run, Just Wants You to Buy His Album

WE DID IT, AMERICA! I don’t know what we did or how we did it, but we have successfully convinced Kid Rock to not run for Senate.

Here’s what Kid Rock told Howard Stern:

“Fuck no, I’m not running for Senate. Are you kidding me? Who couldn’t figure that out? I’m releasing a new album. I’m going on tour, too. Are you fucking shitting me?”

So, it appears that Kid Rock campaigning and teasing us of a possible Senate run was just…to promote his album? I don’t know why he set up a website, made a bunch of speeches about the right and the left and the flag, and wrote letters declaring his love for black people, but it sounds like he was just trying to promote his album.

This album is going to suck.

I have two theories.

First, is that Rock really did all of this to drum up interest for his brand. Not necessarily his album, just himself. No one has heard a Kid Rock song on the radio since he ruined “Sweet Home Alabama” and his last three albums have failed to hit number one. He needed to do something to get his name back in the spotlight, and since politics are the thing to do if you’re a celebrity, that’s the route he went. It worked. We talked about him, he went on radio shows, dropped a plug for his album at the end, and kept his name out there before announcing that it was all a joke.

My second theory is that someone told him, “You’re embarrassing yourself. Knock it the fuck off” and he actually listened to that advice.

Yeah, it’s definitely the first reason.

Anyway, you’ve successfully dodged the Kid Rock bullet, Detroit. Now go buy his album so he doesn’t pull this nonsense again.

Paris Jackson’s Cousin Sounds More Like Michael Jackson Than She Does

Paris Jackson can sing. At least, that’s what I’m led to believe based on this video.

That’s Michael’s daughter singing “Smile” with Austin Brown. I’ve never heard of Austin Brown or heard of the song, but I think it’s pretty good. I like his voice, as well. Paris Jackson is singing, but I can’t tell if she’s good or if she’s being carried by Brown. There’s clear evidence that Brown is good on his own, Jackson never goes solo in this video.

Some are already saying that Paris sounds a lot like her father, but let’s wait until we see more evidence, ok? Michael Jackson was one of the best singers and entertainers of his generation. Paris Jackson is barely swaying and sort of contributing to a duet. Until she gives me “Black or White” I’m not ready to put her next to Tito, much less Michael.

That’s a bit unfair.

She’s definitely better than Tito. Even if she can’t sing a lick.

And are we still doing that thing where we’re not sure if Paris actually has any of Michael’s DNA? Because if we are, it’s a bit farfetched to say she has her father’s voice. She could still be a good singer and not have her father’s voice.

If you’re wondering who Austin Brown is, he’s the cousin of Paris. He’s the son of Rebbie Jackson, who was Michael’s oldest sister. Why can’t we praise him and say that he has the voice of his uncle? Because that dude is good and we should be paying attention to him, not Paris.

Demi Lovato Is Healthy, Not Sorry About That

I don’t remember Skinny Demi Lovato. Maybe it’s because she was always around Selena Gomez, who makes everyone look a little bigger, but Skinny Demi just wasn’t a thing I recall. But, she was a real thing. Here’s photographic evidence:

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Lovato shared the picture on her Instagram, with the caption “Recovery is possible.”

I don’t know when “Then” was because that photo is filtered to death and honestly looks photoshopped. The year the picture was taken would have been nice. In Demi’s new documentary Simply Complicated, the singer admits to having an eating disorder following her breakup with Wilmer Valderrama. Christ, how many girls has Fez ruined? Lindsay Lohan, Demi, Ashlee Simpson. It’s freakin‘ Fez, not Leo.

Anyway, Demi looks much healthier now.

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She’s healthy, she possibly has a new girlfriend, and that Sorry, Not Sorry song stays in my head.

In the documentary, Lovato talks about her eating disorder and says food is still her biggest challenges. She says that she eats when she feels lonely and she’s still dealing with be lonely. Hey Demi, my Twitter is @jeremylambert88. Hit me up if you ever feel lonely. We can do some karaoke, play video games, maybe a little adult coloring. You let me know. I just want to help you because you made Skyscraper and that song is friggin’ powerful and got me through some tough times. Hanging out with you when you’re lonely is the least I can do to repay you.

You can watch the entire documentary on YouTube

Radiohead Fans Are ‘Sad, Strange, and Malnourished’ Says Fox News Host. Not Even Radiohead Fans Disagree

I don’t listen to Radiohead. They have some good songs, but I don’t go out of my way to listen to them. Despite my indifference towards them, millions of people love them. And for that, they’ll probably be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame next year.

For some reason, this was a topic on FOX News program The Greg Gutfeld Show. Here’s what Kat Timpf had to say about the band and their fans:

“Seeing as it’s about name, and not talent, I think that Radiohead’s definitely going to get in, and should get in. I don’t even like them, but the kind of guys that I like have to be three things: strange, malnourished, and sad. And those guys always like Radiohead! I had to pretend to like Radiohead for years to get these men even though the music is just elaborate moaning and whining over ringtone sounds and you know what, if that’s not fame and power that will get me to do that for someone else then I don’t know what is.”

Wait a second. IS THAT BRODUS CLAY SITTING NEXT TO HER?!?!?!

THAT IS BRODUS CLAY!

He looks very disappointed by Timpf’s comment. Maybe he’s a closet Radiohead fan? He only checks one of the three boxes listed by Kat, so her theory is already incorrect.

Anyway, is Kat really saying anything wrong? Radiohead has a song called Creep that literally describes a person who is strange, malnourished, and sad. Kat probably hasn’t dated any Radiohead fans, she just listened to that song once and figured anyone who likes that song must be those three things.

Either that or she dated this guy:

That’s the only Radiofan I know and he fits Timpf’s description. I’m not even sure Radiohead fans are all that upset by how Kat described them given that 1. she’s dead on and 2. they’re too sad and strange to care.

Gord Downie Dies; Tragically Hip Singer Was 53

Gord Downie, singer of the beloved Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has passed away at the age of 53.

News of his death came today via a moving statement penned by his family:

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"Last night, Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by," reads the statement issued this morning.

"Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss … on the lips.

"Gord said he had lived many lives," they added.

"As a musician, he lived 'the life' for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend.

"No one worked harder on every part of their life than Gord. No one."

Downie had been battling brain cancer since 2015, but did not make his terminal diagnosis public until May of 2016.

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That same summer, the Hip released their final studio album with Downie, Man Poem Machine, and embarked on a nationwide Canadian tour.

The string of concerts culminated with an emotional hometown performance at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a lifelong Hip fan, attended the farewell show, tweeting:

"Dear world, Please be advised that Canada will be closed tonight at 8:30 p.m. Have a #TragicallyHip day."

Trudeau tweeted again today, paying moving tribute to his nation's unofficial poet laureate:

"There will never be another one like you, Gord. Rest in peace my friend," Trudeau wrote.

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"Canada's identity & culture are richer for Gord Downie's work," he wrote.

Downie and his band's importance to Canadian culture cannot be overstated.

In 2013, the band was featured on a set of postage stamps and in July of this year, they received the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor.

Downie is survived by his wife, Laura Leigh Usher, and four children.

Busta Rhymes Ready to Break a Dude’s Neck

There’s nothing tougher than a man who knows 20 security guards and entourage members are going to jump in the moment something pops off.

And I’m not saying Busta Rhymes isn’t tough. This is a man who butted heads with a ram and it was the ram who ended up with a broken neck.

But it’s still easier to be tough when you know your friends will get involved the second you square up.

I don’t know why Busta is so angry at this man who looks like a kid. The incident occurred at Diddy’s REVOLT Music Conference, but that’s the only thing we know about the situation. Maybe the kid was like, “I thought you were gonna release E.L.E. 2 at the end of 2014. It’s the end of 2017 and you still aint put out a new album. What happened?” and Busta took exception to a very fair question.

The guy is lucky Busta didn’t outright punch him in the face after he put his hands on him. Busta was kind enough to just push him away and square up. That’s when people got in the middle because those dudes know that they’re screwed if Busta goes to jail over some dumb shit.

Busta has a history of snapping for no reason. He once threw a protein shake at a gym owner cause he said, “No boost” and the owner gave him boost.

The rapper didn’t mention the incident on Twitter, so chances are we’ll never know the reason why he was ready to swing on dude.

Busta is a 45-year-old millionaire. What’s he doing trying to fight dudes who look 20 years younger than him anyway?

I guess he took the REVOLT part of Diddy’s music conference a little too literal.

Ed Sheeran Versus Moving Car…Sheeran Lost

You know the old saying that you should walk before you ride a bike? In Ed Sheeran’s case the saying goes, you should not ride a bike.

Maybe next time he won’t be in such a rush to get to that castle on the hill.

Sheeran broke his arm in a biking accident when a car hit him. Alright, maybe Ed can still ride his bike. He should just ride a stationary bike, where the only way a car could hit him is if it drives right through his house. And if that happens, we’ll just call Sheeran the unluckiest bike rider in the world.

The injury is a big deal because Sheeran’s “Divide” tour was scheduled to resume in Taipei on Oct. 22. Given that a broken arm doesn’t heal in a week, it seems nearly impossible that he’ll make that date.

I went to Sheeran’s “Divide” Tour when he stopped through Raleigh in early September. It was awesome, but it would not have worked without Sheeran (shocker, right?). That’s because he’s literally a one-man band. It’s just him, a guitar, and a loop pedal. The only time someone else got on stage is when he brought out James Blunt, the tour opener, to play piano for a song.

Being down one arm makes it difficult to play guitar and there’s no way Sheeran is going to have someone else play guitar, reducing himself to a singer and loop pedal pusher. Most fans wouldn’t mind, but it would take away some of the specialness that makes Sheeran a great performer.

In the end, Sheeran will just move the early tour dates to the back end of the schedule and things will be fine.

Next time, Sheeran should wear his elbow pads. I don’t know how they’d protect him from a broken arm, but it’d make for a funny image. Sheeran all decked in safety gear that your mom makes you wear for your first post-training wheel ride. I’m laughing just thinking of how silly he’d look.

Ex-Pussycat Dolls Member Calls Out Group as a "Prostitution Ring"

Kaya Jones made some waves on Twitter late last week.

Who is Kaya Jones, you may be wondering?

She’s a former member of the all-girls singing group The Pussycat Dolls… although she’s here to to take issue with saying this group really had anything to do with “singing”

Or at least with the concept of making any kind of meaningful art.

“My truth. I wasn’t in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring,” Jones Tweeted, adding:

“Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $.”

To be clear, Jones is NOT saying she and her fellow artists charged money to have sexual intercourse with anyone and that her managers acted as actual pimps.

Not in the traditional sense of the term prostitution, that is.

Not exactly, at least.

But no one cared about her well-being and she was only asked to sing material others put in front of her, while executives raked in the cash she helped earn.

“How bad was it? People ask – bad enough that I walked away from my dreams, my bandmates & a 13 million dollar record deal,” Jones Tweeted.

“We knew we were going to be #1.”

The Pussycat Dolls were founded by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995.

Among their many rotating members over the years, the most famous is likely Nicole Scherzinger.

You may remember the group for such hits as “Don’t Cha”, “Buttons” and “Stickwitu.”

They broke up in 2009, but Billboard ranked the Pussycat Dolls as the 80th most successful musical act of the 2000s, as they spawned merchandise opportunities, spin-off girl groups and reality programs.

Without mentioning Antin by name, Jones called out the “den mother” of the group during her social media diatribe, writing:

“I want the den mother from hell to confess why another 1 of her girl group girls committed suicide? Tell the public how you mentally broke us.”

This is almost certainly a reference to G.R.L. singer Simone Battle, who killed herself in September of 2014.

Simone Battle took her own life in 2014. May she rest in peace.

“To be a part of the team you must be a team player,” continued Jones of what she and other members were told.

“Meaning sleep with whoever they say. If you don’t they have nothing on you to leverage…Yes I said leverage.

“Meaning after they turn you out or get you hooked on drugs they use it against you. Correct. Victimizing the victim again.”

The singer went on to compare herself to a member the armed forces.

“That’s why I have so much respect for our military. I’ve been through [war]. But my scars you can’t see. At least real war is honest.

“Why don’t we report it? Because we were all abused! I personally have been warned if I tell I will…you know end up dead or no more career.”

It’s unclear why Jones has spoken out about these alleged issues now, but it’s safe to assume she is responding to the controversy surrounding Harvey Weinstein and all the women he harassed.

Nicole Scherzinger has not commented on this damning accusations.

However, Asia Nitollano, an ex-member of the Pussycat Dolls, who was briefly in the group in 2007, jumped on Twitter and strongly denied everything Jones claimed in her rant.

“Who is Kaya Jones? Lol She was not apart of The Pussycat Dolls the recording group so I do not know her.

“If she was in the Vegas show then I know nothing about that nor have I ever heard such a thing.

“But judging from google she looks like she just wants her 15min of fame. (Side note… it says she’s a Trump supporter… but yet she’s Canadian, which means her vote doesn’t count!!!! )

“Same with this comment about The Pussycat Dolls; she wasn’t in the group so her opinion doesn’t count!!!!””

Watch Chester Bennington on ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ Filmed a Week Before His Death

Just a week before his death, Chester Bennington looked to be in good spirits. His wife shared a photo of him with his kids on vacation with a big smile on his face. And now we see that he was featured on Carpool Karaoke with his bandmates and actor Ken Jeong.

The episode was filmed just six days prior to Bennington’s suicide. James Corden and the rest of the Carpool Karaoke staff got permission from Linkin Park and Bennington’s family to air the episode. I’m thankful that the band members and his family signed off on it, because it once again shows just how much depression sucks.

In the video, Bennington looks like the happiest guy in the world, joking with Jeong and jamming out to OutKast, Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and multiple Linkin Park songs. Of the three members of Linkin Park in the car, Bennington seems the most comfortable. He and Jeong have a good chemistry going as Jeong tries to insert himself into the band and Bennington obliging, going as far as making him the leader.

At one point in the video, Chester actually forgets the words to a Linkin Park song because he’s having so much fun and admits that he loves D&D. The group eventually makes their way onto a party bus, but not before doing some ridiculous dance on the sidewalk and officially becoming Linken Park.

At the end, Bennington even comments to Jeong that he spent half the ride driving without his hands because they were rocking out. And who amongst us hasn’t been there?

This video should have been released to honor Chester, it should have stayed in the archives because Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn seem like boring people who don’t know how to have fun. I can see why the group was so torn up over the loss of Chester. He was not only their friend, but he was the fun one in the group.

$100,000 a Month Not Enough to Put Up With Justin Bieber, Say Beverly Hills Landlords

Justin Bieber wants to live in Beverly Hills, but no one will rent him a home because he’s a giant douchebag who destroys rental properties and is a nightmare to live by. Bieber has a history of things like wild parties that result in the cops being called, egging his neighbor’s houses, and signing the guestbook of the Anne Frank House with “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.” Okay, that last one wouldn’t affect property values, it’s just more proof that he’s an insufferable douche.

Page Six is reporting that Bieber’s douchebaggedness has caught up with him and the rental owners of Beverly Hills have all come together and agreed to freeze Bieber out of the rental market.

A Hollywood real estate source exclusively told Page Six, “Justin wants to rent a big estate, but many of the owners of the big Beverly Hills properties, which are for rent, have clubbed together to agree that nobody should rent to Justin.

“You would think that they would want the cachet of having him at their homes — and Justin is offering $100,000 a month for places that aren’t anywhere near worth that. But he and his entourage have a reputation of trashing his rental homes and then being difficult where it comes to paying for the repairs.

“So instead he’s become a resident at a hotel, where the well-heeled guests have been doing double takes seeing him at breakfast on his own with his tattoos and baggy pants.”

So Justin Bieber is living in an upscale hotel now. That kind of sounds like the plot of a sitcom. “The guests at L’hotel think it’s the most exclusive residence in Beverly Hills, but wait until they meet their new neighbor, a douchey Canadian singer who skateboards around like it’s 1996.” That skateboard thing isn’t even made up.

Meanwhile, back at his Beverly Hills hotel, other guests have been stunned to see the singer skateboarding out of the property.

Who does that? Call an Uber, you tool.

Tom Petty Dies; Rock Legend Was 66

On a day already rocked by the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, this news is not exactly welcome. But it would have been grim news on any day:

Music legend Tom Petty has passed away at 66.

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Just a short while ago, TMZ reported Tom Petty's condition, which took a turn for the worse and never recovered.

Apparently, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member had been found unconscious in full cardiac arrest Sunday.

He was, of course, immediately rushed to the hospital.

EMTs were able to get a pulse in his Malibu home, but having a pulse doesn't mean a recovery is necessarily in order.

It probably goes without saying that spending minutes without oxygen pumping to your brain is never good.

Even a matter of crucial seconds in such a state can be the difference from making a recovery and not.

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Unfortunately, despite Petty regaining his pulse and being spirited with all due haste to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, it just wasn't enough.

TMZ's sources say that he was immediately placed on life support in an effort to stabilize his vital signs.

From the moment that hew as found, the Heartbreakers' frontman's condition was considered "critical."

Petty's close friends and loved ones were reportedly upset but unwilling to disclose details about his condition or what may have led to it.

To make matters worse, new information about the singer-songwriter's health came just an hour or so ago.

Upon arrival at the hospital, medical professionals determined that Tom Petty had no signs of brain activity.

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That means brain death, which in all terms save the standard used to declare time of death, meant that he was no longer living.

The decision was made at that time to remove Petty from life support, and thus, multiple news outlets are now reporting his passing.

Tom is, as we said, a Rock legend.

(Honestly, I've had his massive hit, "Breakdown," playing in a loop on my head as I've written this - and I wouldn't even consider Rock to be one of my music genres. That's the kind of reach that Tom Petty has)

A lot of networks are playing his other hits, like "Free Fallin,'" "Mary Jane's Last Dance," "I Won't Back Down" and countless others.

Tasteful references to his work seem like a perfect way to honor him, and we expect to hear plenty of them in the coming weeks.

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Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, the Heartbreakers. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Tom was also a successful solo artist and performed with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and George Harrison in the band The Traveling Wilburys.

Though Petty and his band debuted their self-titled record in 1976, they continued to perform to packed arenas over the past four decades.

He played his last show last Monday, performing three sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl to conclude their 40th anniversary tour.

The Florida native will undoubtedly down as one of the most successful and beloved singer-songwriters of his or any generation.

R.I.P.

Cardi B Beats Taylor Swift

Ya’ll can’t fuck wit Cardi B if you wanted to.

While Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma spent the year arguing over who the greatest female rapper alive is, Cardi B is outchea scoring the first Billboard #1 for a female rapper in 20 years.

That settles that. It’s not Nicki Minaj, Remy Ma, Lil Kim, or Iggy Azalea. The greatest female rapper of all-time is Cardi B. And the greatest rap song of all-time, male or female, is “Bodak Yellow.”

The last female who scored a Billboard #1 without a feature was Lauryn Hill with “Doo Wop (That Thing).” I’m not a fan of any female rapper I just named above, but Missy Elliott was robbed. Every Missy Elliott song ever should have been #1.

Cardi B took down Taylor Swift and “Look What You Made Me Do,” which reigned for three weeks. While some want to turn this into a rivalry, it seems a little too early and random for that. Not only does Taylor’s consistency speak for itself, but why is it a rivalry? Aside from Cardi singing “Look What You Made Me Do” in the car there’s nothing of note between the two artists. They’re just two females making good music. We don’t need to manufacture a rivalry for clicks.

Instead, we should praise Cardi for making a good song. While Nicki Minaj is too busy trying to make catchy pop hits, Cardi B just did it. Nothing about “Bodak Yellow” says, “This song is going to get a ton of radio play.” But good songs get played on the radio and streamed because people like good music.

I’d go on to praise Cardi and “Bodak Yellow” even more, but this accomplishment is going to look meaningless in a month when Bhad Bhabie has the top five songs on the chart, proving that good music doesn’t really matter.