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A ‘super fan’ is buying the childhood home of late rocker Tom Petty

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at KAABOO 2017 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds in San Diego in 2017. Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) Amy Harris/Invision/Associated Press/ File 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — 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 tells The Gainesville Sun he quickly made an offer of $175,000 for the nearly 1,200-square-foot home after seeing the 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 grew up in Gainesville. He died of an accidental overdose in October 2017 at age 66.

Beauchamp said 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 said the home still has the original pink tile in bathroom.

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