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Rock iconoclast Tom Petty dead at 66

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Los Angeles, Oct 3, 2017: Tom Petty, a songwriter who melded California rock with a deep, stubborn Southern heritage, died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 66.

Tony Dimitriades, Petty’s longtime manager, confirmed the death, reports The New York Times.

Recording with The Heartbreakers, the band he formed in the mid-1970s, and on his own, Petty wrote pithy, hardheaded songs that gave a contemporary clarity to 1960s roots. His voice was grainy and unpretty, with a Florida drawl that he proudly displayed.

Petty’s songs were staples of FM rock radio through decades, and with hits like “Refugee”, “Don’t Come Around Here No More”, “Free Fallin'” and “Into the Great Wide Open”.

He also sold millions of albums and headlined arenas and festivals well into 2017. He played the Super Bowl halftime show in 2008 and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

 

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After Big B, Abhishek Bachchan confirms he is COVID-19 positive

At the time of publishing this report, Nanavati sources stated that the 77-year-old senior actor is not on ventilation. Further details are awaited.

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Mumbai, July 12 : Soon after Amitabh Bachchan tweeted to confirm that he has been hospitalised with COVID-19 infection, the Bollywood icons son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, also took to social media on Saturday night to state that he has tested positive to the novel coronavirus.

“Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you,” tweeted Abhishek, 44, on his verified account, @juniorbachchan.

Earlier in the evening, IANS had reported that Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati Hospital.

“T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!” @SrBachchan had tweeted.

At the time of publishing this report, Nanavati sources stated that the 77-year-old senior actor is not on ventilation. Further details are awaited.

Meanwhile, wishes for a speedy recovery have already started pouring in from industry colleagues for both father and son.

Taapsee Pannu, who worked with Amitabh Bachchan in “Badla” last year, wrote on social media: “And you shall be back to health n happiness soon! champ!”

Malayalam superstar Mammooty tweeted to Big B: “Get well soon sir.”

“Get well soon sir! Wishing you a speedy recovery,” tweeted Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu.

“Oh no! Take care, Sir! Get well soon! Sending you tonnes of love and good wishes!” wrote Ranveer Shorey on Twitter.

Boney Kapoor tweeted: “Get well soon Amit ji.”

Neha Dhupia wrote: “Sending you tons of love and best wishes… Please take care… you ll be okay very soon!”

“Get well soon sir,” wished Sonu Sood.

Wishes poured in for Abhishek, too.

Tweeted Sonam Kapoor: “Get well soon ab.. lots of love.”

“Get well soon Abhishek ! Prayers and wishing a speedy recovery !” tweeted Dulquer Salmaan.

Neha Dhupia wrote: “@juniorbachchan get well soon.. sending you and sir @SrBachchan heaps of love and energy.”

Chitrangda Singh tweeted: “Get well sooonest !! Prayers take care.”

Abhishek Bachchan”s latest screen outing, the web series “Breathe: Into The Shadows”, launched on Friday.

Amitabh Bachchan was recently seen in Shoojit Sircar’s “Gulabo Sitabo”, co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana, which was released digitally.

Big B”s upcoming films are “Chehre”, “Jhund” and “Brahmastra”. He is also scheduled to host season 12 of the popular quiz show, “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.

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Amitabh Bachchan tests COVID-19 positive, hospitalised

At the time of publishing this report, Nanavati sources stated that the 77-year-old actor is not on ventilation. Further details are awaited.

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Mumbai, July 11 : Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati Hospital on Saturday evening. On Twitter, the actor confirmed that he has tested COVID-19 positive.

“T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!” tweeted @SrBachchan.

At the time of publishing this report, Nanavati sources stated that the 77-year-old actor is not on ventilation. Further details are awaited.

Meanwhile, wishes for a speedy recovery have already started pouring in from industry colleagues.

Taapsee Pannu, who worked with Bachchan in “Badla” last year, wrote on social media: “And you shall be back to health n happiness soon! champ!”

Malayalam superstar Mammooty tweeted: “Get well soon sir.”

“Get well soon sir! Wishing you a speedy recovery,” tweeted Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu.

“Oh no! Take care, Sir! Get well soon! Sending you tonnes of love and good wishes!” wrote Ranveer Shorey on Twitter.

Boney Kapoor tweeted: “Get well soon Amit ji.”

Neha Dhupia wrote: “Sending you tons of love and best wishes… Please take care… you ll be okay very soon!”

“Get well soon sir,” wished Sonu Sood.

Wishes were still pouring in from fans and colleagues late on Saturday night.

Bachchan was recently seen in Shoojit Sircar”s “Gulabo Sitabo”, co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana, which was released digitally.

His upcoming films are “Chehre”, “Jhund” and “Brahmastra”. He is also scheduled to host season 12 of the popular quiz show, “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.

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Subramanian Swamy wants to know if Sushant was ‘driven to’ suicide

Sushant passed away in Mumbai on June 14. His postmortem report describes the death as “suicide”.

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Mumbai, July 10 : Former Cabinet Minister Subramanian Swamy has shown interest in the investigation into late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput”s death.

Swamy has appointed an advocate to conduct an investigation into the late actor”s suicide case to find out if the case is fit for a CBI inquiry.

“I have asked Ishkaran to look into facts of Sushant Singh Rajput death case and see whether it”s a fit Case for CBI investigation. Then accordingly to see justice is done. For Updates follow @ishkarnBHANDARI,” Swamy had tweeted on Thursday tagging activist-advocate Ishkaran Singh Bhandari.

“Presently in the Sushant Rajput case, Ishkaran is looking to see if Sections 306 and/or 308 of India Penal Code read with Article 21 of the Constitution is applicable. That is, whether accepting the Police version of it being a suicide, was the Actor driven to it?,” Swamy tweeted on Friday..

Swamy being vocal about Sushant Singh Rajput”s death comes at a time when netizens have been consistently demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the actor”s death. Hashtags like #cbiforsushant and #cbiforsonofbihar have been going viral on Twitter for quite some time now.

Sushant passed away in Mumbai on June 14. His postmortem report describes the death as “suicide”.

Meanwhile, actress and BJP MP Roopa Ganguly, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and actor Shekhar Suman have demanded a CBI probe into the actor”s death, which is currently being investigated by Mumbai Police.

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