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Posted: October 07, 2017

Florida fans sing Tom Petty 'I Won't Back Down' in tribute to singer

GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 07:  A general view during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 07: A general view during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

By Matt Naham, Rare.us

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —

Tom Petty may be gone, but he is not forgotten, and his legacy will carry on in song.

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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. 

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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