The world of music is mourning the loss of iconic singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who passed away on September 1, at the age of 76. The artist died at his home in Sag Harbor, Long Island, surrounded by family and friends. According to an official statement on his website, Buffett had been battling Merkel Cell Skin Cancer for four years.
Buffett, who had a career spanning over five decades, was best known for hits like “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday,” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” His unique blend of folk, country, and Caribbean music garnered him a massive following of fans, affectionately known as “Parrot Heads.”
Despite his battle with cancer, Buffett continued to perform, making his last appearance in Rhode Island in early July. His influence reached beyond music; he was also a successful author and entrepreneur, with ventures including Margaritaville hotels, restaurants, and retirement communities.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jane (Slagsvol) Buffett, his daughters Savannah Jane and Sarah Delaney, his son Cameron Marley, and his grandson Marley Ray, along with a devoted pack of dogs.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Jimmy Buffett’s Foundation Singing for Change, Brigham and