GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tom Petty may be gone, but he is not forgotten, and his legacy will carry on in song.
Florida fans started singing together when the loudspeaker started playing "I Won't Back Down" as a tribute to the singer Saturday between the third and fourth quarter of the Gators game against the LSU Tigers.
Crowd rocks to Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” Very, very cool. pic.twitter.com/f93LTJl2fZ— Thomas Goldkamp (@ThomasGoldkamp) October 7, 2017
RIP Tom Petty. pic.twitter.com/8akHgv3hKd— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) October 7, 2017
Petty was born in Gainesville and worked as a groundskeeper at the University of Florida before becoming a rockstar. He died Monday.
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