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Oct052017

Tom Petty song sales spike; coroner to investigate rocker's death

Gary Miller/Getty ImagesIn the wake of Tom Petty's death on October 2, sales of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's music have spiked, according to data from music industry analytics company BuzzAngle Music.

According to the data, sales of Petty's music rose more than 6,000%  on October 2, compared with the four-day average of sales in the days leading up to his death -- from average daily sales of 950 songs to 60,000 songs sold on the day of his death.

Here is BuzzAngle Music's list of the best-selling Petty songs on October 2:

"Free Fallin'"
"I Won't Back Down"
"Mary Jane's Last Dance"
"You Don't Know How It Feels"
"Learning to Fly"
"American Girl"
"Wildflowers"
"Runnin' Down a Dream"
"Refugee"
"Don't Do Me Like That"
"Don't Come Around Here No More"
"Breakdown"
"Here Comes My Girl"
"You Got Lucky"
"Into the Great Wide Open"
"You Wreck Me"
"The Waiting"

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Los Angeles County coroner's office announced that it is investigating Petty's death, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Although Petty's death is not considered suspicious, a spokesman for the coroner's office told the paper that the coroner investigates even natural deaths if the deceased hadn't seen a doctor in six months or more prior to his or her death.  An autopsy was performed Tuesday, the Times reports.

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