Jimmy Buffett, “Margaritaville” singer, died at 76


Jimmy Buffett, best known for his hit song “Margaritaville,” has died, according to a statement shared on the singer-songwriter’s website early Saturday.

“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by family, friends, music and dogs,” the statement said.

“He lived his life like a song to his last breath and is sorely missed by so many.”

His cause of death is not yet known.

Known for his frequent touring and iconic “trop ​​rock,” Buffett’s discography includes multiple jams such as “Come Monday,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and his collaboration with Alan Jackson, “It’s Five.” o’clock somewhere.”

The singer is best known for the laid-back 1977 hit “Margaritaville,” a song title that would later be used as the name for the restaurant and resort chain that became part of his business empire.

Buffett’s business ventures over the years have included clothing, his Landshark stock, the Margaritaville Online video game and its Mailboat Records label.

Buffett’s $1 billion net worth is supported by his approximately $180 million interest in the Margaritaville Holdings empire and an estimated $570 million “from touring and recording.” according to Forbes.

Buffett had health concerns earlier in the year that led to his hospitalization in Boston in May.

The singer wrote on social media that he “needed to address some issues that required immediate attention” and therefore postponed a show in South Carolina.

“Getting older isn’t for wimps, I promise you. I also promise you that if I’m well enough to perform, that’s what I’ll do in crab soup country,” Buffett wrote in a message to fans.

“You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilling than I ever imagined [tow] A heady little boy sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.”

He is survived by his wife, Jane Slagsvol, and their three children, Savannah, Sarah, and Cameron.

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