Tom Petty music sales have skyrocketed after his death on Monday.
Based on United States sales reports for the days of October 2 and 3, the rocker’s music sales increased by 6,781 percent when compared to the two days prior to his passing. In comparison, after David Bowie died in January 2016, his music sales increased by 5,019 percent in the days after he passed away.(RELATED: Tom Petty Reportedly Clinging To Life–Conflicting Reports)
On Monday, Petty suffered a cardiac arrest at his home and was taken to the hospital were he could not be revived.
Conflicting reports had outlets first reporting in the afternoon that the singer had died, only to retract the stories later after the Los Angeles Police Department said they couldn’t confirm the signer’s status and that “initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources.”
He died Monday night surrounded by his family, band mates and friends.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers just finished their 40th Anniversary tourwhich ended at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last week after a three-night run of sold out shows.
In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the Heartbreakers, earning more than a dozen Grammy Awards and 18 nominations during his career.