Rest In Peace, Iconic Singer-Songwriter Has Passed Away

Jimmy Buffett with Guitar

Update: According to a report from TMZ the beloved singer died of cancer. Mr. Buffett was diagnosed with skin cancer four years. The cancer unfortunately progressed to Lymphoma. Mr. Buffett and his music has long been associated with paradise and sunny climes. The singer was famous for flying to tropical locations aboard is sea plane which also nearly killed him during a crash taking off.

Jimmy Buffett the beachy, paradise, inspired singer of the hit song “Margaritaville” has passed away on Friday, September 1,2023 according to a statement on his social media account. He was 76 years old. No cause of death was given.

A few months ago, Tiphero reported Jimmy Buffett had to cancel several shows at “The Coast of Carolina Show in Charleston, South Carolina on May 20, 2023 due to health issues.

Two days before he was set to go on stage, Buffet took to Twitter to announce that the show would not go on. He explained that he “stopped in Boston for a check-up” but that “check-up” landed him in the hospital “to address some issues that needed immediate attention.” He did not clarify what the “check-up” was about or what the “issues” were; however, he did attribute them to “growing old.”

Buffet continued, “Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you,” but Buffet was also clear that he plans to make a full recovery and perform at a future date. He explained, “I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I will be doing.”

James William Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and raised in Mobile, Alabama. His love for music was evident from a young age. He started playing guitar at the University of Southern Mississippi. After completing college, Buffett embarked on a journey that would eventually take him to Key West, Florida, and lay the foundation for his unique musical style.

One of Jimmy Buffett’s most known songs, “Margaritaville,” was released in 1977. The song tells the story of a man’s escape to a beachside paradise after a failed relationship, epitomizing the carefree, beach lifestyle that Buffett celebrates in his music. “Margaritaville” quickly became an anthem for those seeking an escape from the daily grind.

Buffett’s fan base are known as “Parrotheads,.” They reflect a sense of community that his music has promoted over the last 40 years. Parrotheads are all about their love of Buffett’s music, beachwear, and pre-concert tail-gating.

Buffett’s live performances were legendary. On stage he was accompanied by his Coral Reefer Band. His concerts have been described as full-blown spectacles, featuring elaborate staging setups, storytelling, and audience participation. This engaging experience has kept fans coming back year after year.

Now, go grab yourself a margarita and listen to some of his most popular songs.