As Tom Petty’s youngest daughter AnnaKim Violette sat in the hospital with her dad after he had gone into cardiac arrest she paid an amazing tribute to her dad with a series of incredible photos and heart-wrenching comments on Instagram.
AnnaKim Violette, 35, shared many memories of her life with her legendary father as well as the feelings she was going through, commenting at one point, “I feel grateful for having the greatest rock star as a dad. These shows healed people.”
Indeed they did, AnnaKim. Indeed they did. We, along with thousands of others also mourn your loss.
“As a child mtv was my news I woke up to my parents in bed me sleeping on a sheep skin rug on the floor this video was always on it was surreal to see I love you mad hatter.”
“My dad had matching stage clothes made for me as a kid this jacket still fits me made by glen Palmer from granny takes a trip when I got the call to come to the hospital I grabbed this jacket and I’m still wearing it.”
“Band is here with my dad sweetest coolest people 💜🇺🇸💜we are one.”
“One week ago today I was watching my dad play💚we showed up rushed to our seats💚I got stoned had a beer the lights went dark💚sat watching realizing I grew up on these songs💚everyone grew up on these songs💚🇺🇸this is real American Art made from the roots of real people who deeply love life💚🐛my father loves music more than anything and always put music first💚it’s going to be healing to know I will never go a day without hearing his music💚I love his class honesty and how strange and funny he is💚Tom Petty is an American Icon because his heart has always put human rights first. We are one💚I love you dad your songs are dreams manifested 💌⚡️.”