ABC’s music video programme is set to pay its respects to Petty and his legacy with a video tribute to Petty this Friday night, kicking off late at 12:47am on ABC.
According to a Rage Facebook post the tribute will include his most iconic videos, as well as some rare footage from Rage’s vault.
Petty’s manager confirmed the news just hours ago, revealing that the musician had passed away peacefully surrounding by his family, bandmates and friends shortly after suffering cardiac arrest.
Musicians and industry figures worldwide have already begun to pay tribute to Petty and his influence on their lives and music.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were touring the US this year in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the band.