The Free Fallin’ singer, 66, suffered a lethal cardiac detain in October just days after completing a 40th anniversary tour.
In a matter on his central Facebook page, Petty’s widow Dana and daughter Adria suggested the results of a coroner’s report into his death.
They pronounced Petty had “passed divided due to an random drug overdose as a outcome of holding a accumulation of medications”.
“Unfortunately Tom’s physique suffered from many critical ailments including emphysema, knee problems and many significantly a fractured hip,” their matter said.
“Despite this unpleasant damage he insisted on gripping his joining to his fans and he toured for 53 dates with a fractured hip and, as he did, it worsened to a some-more critical injury.
“On the day he died he was sensitive his hip had graduated to a full on mangle and it is the feeling that the pain was simply intolerable and was the means for his over use of medication.”
Petty’s family pronounced he had been prescribed several pain drugs including Fentanyl – the absolute painkiller which was also related to Prince’s death.
“We feel assured that this was, as the coroner found, an hapless accident,” they added.
Dana and Adria Petty pronounced they hoped divulgence the commentary of the coroner’s report would help save lives by sparking a “healthy and required discussion” on the “opiod crisis”.
“Many people who overdose start with a legitimate damage or simply do not know the potential and lethal inlet of these medications”, they said.
They combined that Petty had died “painlessly and beautifully tired after doing what he desired the most” following his 40th anniversary debate with his band, The Heartbreakers.
“He was intensely unapproachable of that feat in the days before he passed,” the family said.
“We continue to weep with you and marvel at Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ implausible certain impact on music and the world. And we appreciate you all for your adore and support over the last months.”
Petty, whose hits enclosed American Girl, Free Fallin’, we Won’t Back Down and Don’t Come Around Here No More, suffered a cardiac detain at his Malibu home and could not be revived.
His worldwide record sales surfaced 80 million and he and The Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2002, described as “the quintessential American individualists”.
Bob Dylan, who achieved with Petty in the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys along with Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne, described his death as “shocking, abrasive news”.