Tom Petty's daughter responds to cause of death report

News 23/01/2018

After the release of the official statement from Tom Petty's family revealing that his death was the result of an accidental overdose of pain medication, Petty's daughter AnnaKim has reached out to fans saying her father was not addicted to opioids.

Petty's family previously reported that he'd been prescribed "various pain medications for a multitude of issues including Fentanyl patches" before his death.

AnnaKim wrote in a recent Instagram post that her father wasn't using his meds recreationally — he was simply doing his best to cope with a crippling injury that was only getting worse, all in order to live up to his touring commitments.

"His recent death is tragic, yet he died from doing what he loved and what will continue to keep his spirit alive," she wrote "Touring with a broken hip because he would have it no other way. He loved performing. There are no hypothetical questions I love my dad and feel he is an immortal badass. The amount of pain his hip caused was beyond a normal surgery."