Published Oct 03, 2017Yesterday (October 2), news emerged that Tom Petty had been rushed to hospital after being found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest; the rock icon was later confirmed dead late last night.
As tributes began to pour in online, others recreated the magic of Petty's music live onstage. During Coldplay's concert in Portland last night, the band opened the show with a moment of silence in Petty's honour, before bringing out a special guest for an homage to the late singer.
R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck joined Chris Martin and co. onstage at the Moda Center to deliver a cover of Petty classic "Free Fallin'."
Watch footage of the performance below.
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Following the minute of silence, Peter Buck joined the band for this wonderful rendition of Freefalling by Tom Petty.— Coldplay (@coldplay) October 3, 2017