'Super fan' buying childhood Florida home of rocker Tom Petty

Petty, who grew up in Gainesville, died of an accidental overdose in 2017

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Tom Petty performs in the 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 16, 2016, in Manchester, Tennessee.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A California real estate agent and self-proclaimed "super fan" says he's extended an offer to buy the Florida home of rock legend Tom Petty.

Kevin Beauchamp told The Gainesville Sun he quickly made an offer of $175,000 for the nearly 1,200-square-foot home after seeing the home's current owner Brandy Clark mention on a Petty Facebook fan club that she might sell it.

He says he has a contract for the home.

Petty, who grew up in Gainesville, died of an accidental overdose in October 2017 at the age of 66.

Beauchamp says he is working with Petty fan Joanne Davis and Jeff Goldstein, president of the Gainesville Music History Foundation, to have the property labeled a historic landmark.

Clark says the home still has the original pink tile in bathroom.

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