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Tom Petty memorial service held Monday

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The family and friends of Tom Petty remembered the leader of the Heartbreakers in a private service on Monday in Pacific Palisades, California, not far from his home in Malibu.

AnnaKim Violette Petty, one of his daughters, broke the news of the ceremony, held at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, by sharing some photos from the event on Instagram. The temple, shrine and meditation garden, which is a short walk away from the beach, is also where a memorial service for Petty's Traveling Wilburys bandmate George Harrison was held in 2001.

Going by the handle inviteloveinvitelove, the 35-year-old AnnaKim Violette posted a photo of a black-and-white photograph of her father with a guitar, displayed on an easel about white flowers, with the caption, featuring some lyrics from the song "The Dark of the Sun" from Petty's 1991 album, Into the Great Wide Open.

She also shared a photo of her and her sister, Adria Petty, along with the caption, "We care about each other and love our bad ass father" and a purple heart emoji.

Petty died on October 2nd in Los Angeles after going into cardiac arrest. He was 66.


Check it out: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers in concert on May 12, 2017 at Scottrade Center

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - May 12, 2017

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Scottrade Center - May 12, 2017
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