Tom Leadon, guitarist for Tom Petty-fronted band Mudcrutch, dies at 70

by GuitarDomain

Tom Leadon, a guitarist and pivotal member of Mudcrutch – the band Tom Petty fronted before he found fame with the Heartbreakers, and again during a fruitful reunion decades later – has died at the age of 70.

Leadon’s death was confirmed by his brother, Mark Leadon, and subsequently announced on the Facebook page of Tom Petty’s official fan club (opens in new tab). The guitarist is said to have died of natural causes.

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