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Tom Petty's Daughter: I Had The Greatest Rock Star As A Dad

The daughter of the late rock star Tom Petty has paid tribute to him online following his fatal cardiac arrest aged just 66.

AnnaKim Violette, 35, the youngest of Petty's two daughters from his marriage to Jane Benyo has shared several emotional posts about the late rock legend.

How beautiful are we? 👽🌹🌹👽🇺🇸

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She also posted several nostalgic pictures of her best memories with Petty.

AnnaKim wrote: '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 'at 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 (sic)'.

We are all a mirror of divine love

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AnnaKim also shared a picture of herself watching Petty performing at the Hollywood Bowl.

She wrote: 'Me bald and screaming with rodarte and Jennifer from royal trux at dads Hollywood bowl show years ago zz top opened.

'I feel grateful for having the greatest rock star as a dad these shows healed people (sic)'.

Rehearsin' with Stevie #TPHB40 #London #StopDragginMyHeartAround 📷 by @actennille

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Tom had AnnaKim and her sister Adria from his 22-year first marriage to his teenage sweetheart Jane Benyo.

Adria is a respected video producer, working with stars including Beyonce.

Petty is also survived by second wife Dana York Epperson. 

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