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Bruce Springsteen’s Tom Petty Tribute Just Might Make You Cry

”Whenever we saw each other, it was like running into a long lost brother,“ The Boss writes

The death of rock legend Tom Petty on Monday night has left the music world reeling, and icon Bruce Springsteen is no exception.

On Tuesday, the musician offered condolences to Petty’s family and bandmates, and said that he always felt deeply connected to Petty’s music.

“Down here on E Street, we’re devastated and heartbroken over the death of Tom Petty. Our hearts go out to his family and bandmates,” he wrote on Twitter.

“I’ve always felt a deep kinship with his music. A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other it was like running into a long lost brother. Our world will be a sadder place without him,” Springsteen added in a series of two more tweets.

Petty died at age 66 after hours clinging to life in a Los Angeles hospital Monday night. Earlier Monday, it was erroneously reported by several outlets that the singer had died, after CBS News cited a Los Angeles Police Department source. LAPD later said that report was inaccurate, and that “initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources.”

Petty wrapped up a summer tour last week with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The tour marked the group’s 40th anniversary, and Petty told Rolling Stone it would be their “last trip around the country.”