トム・ペティは、死後、フロリダ大学から名誉博士号を授与されました

The school’s board of trustees unanimously voted to award Thomas Earl Petty a posthumous doctoral degree in music during a Friday meeting.

トムペティは名誉博士号を授与されました. from the University of Florida four years after his death.

トムペティは名誉博士号を授与されました. from the University of Florida four years after his death. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Born and raised in Gainesville, Petty once worked as a groundskeeper at UF as he tried to make it in the music industry, but he was never enrolled.

Petty passed away from an accidental drug overdose in October 2017. Days later during a UF home football game, 歌 “I Won’t Back Downwas played at the stadium as a memorial to Petty.

Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two decades ago.

Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two decades ago. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, ファイル)

ROCK LEGEND TOM PETTY DIED OF ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE, FAMILY MEMBERS SAY

The song has since become a regular feature at Gators games.

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Usually backed by the Heartbreakers, Petty broke through in the 1970s and went on to sell more than 80 million records, featuring hits likeFree Fallin,’” “Refugee” そして “American Girl.

Petty passed away in October 2017 after suffering an accidental overdose.

Petty passed away in October 2017 after suffering an accidental overdose. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, ファイル)

Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

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