Dana York is a successful American entrepreneur and educator. She is the ex-wife of Tom Petty, the late musician, and singer.
Early Life of Dana York
Dana York was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1964, and will turn 61 this year, in 2022. Her astrological sign is Gemini. She was born and raised in Michigan, USA, and is of mixed-nationality American descent. She does so as a Christian. Her family moved to Flushing, Michigan, when she was a child.
She graduated from Flushing High School in 1982. Her mother was originally from Fenton, Michigan. Her parents’ names have not yet been made public.
Dana York started her career as a teacher. She went on to become the principal of the University High School in Ferndale, Michigan. In his early 70s, her ex-husband was a well-known songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist. She quit her job after her husband, Petty, died, to manage her husband’s and his band’s schedule.
Dana York’s Husband, Tom Petty
Tom Petty, her late husband, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers formed in 1976, with him as lead vocalist and guitarist. He also fronted the Mud Crutch and was a member of the late 1980s band the Traveling Wilburys.
Dana first met Tom Petty at a concert in Texas in 1991, but they didn’t see each other again for another five years. They both went through divorce proceedings because they were married to their spouses when they first met again in 1996. They did, however, court each other for the next six years. On June 3, 2001, the couple married and exchanged wedding vows in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
They had two wedding ceremonies, according to People magazine. The first was a small, charming, and intimate gathering of their family and close friends. The other took place at their Malibu home, officiated by famed musician Little Richard.
They had two wedding ceremonies, according to People magazine. The first was a small, charming, and intimate gathering of their family and close friends. The other ceremony was held at their Malibu home and was officiated by famed singer Little Richard.
Tom died on October 2, 2017, from an accidental overdose of prescription medication after being married for nearly 16 years. He also struggled with numerous drug addictions, which Dana discovered. She helped him overcome his addiction; the super-star was widely praised for his wife’s help in his drug-abuse battle.
She’d been with him for a year and a half before he died of a heroin overdose in 2017. Dana York, on the other hand, attempted and failed CPR on him.
After a year, she worked with her daughter’s bandmates and producer to broadcast his greatest hits in order to keep his memory alive. Adria Petty and Kimberly Violette Petty are the children of his previous marriage. She also has a son from a previous relationship named Dylan Petty. As a result, Dana York is currently widowed and single.
Tom has received numerous awards, including UCLA’s George and Ira Gershwin Award, the Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers’ Golden Awards, and the 2005 Billboard Century Award.
Height of Dana York
Dana York will be 60 years old this year. Her height is approximately 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m), and she weighs 55kg (121lbs). Her stature is 36-28-38 inches. Her bra cup size is 34 C. She has golden hair and dark brown eyes. She is a size 5.5 shoe wearer (US).
Net Worth of Dana York
Dana York’s net worth is estimated to be USD 100 million. Simultaneously, Tom Petty’s wife owns up to $5 million in the company and has amassed more than $100 million.