Alongside a peaceful photo of the legendary singer sitting on his boat with a sunhat on his head, Jimmy Buffett’s team shared a heartbreaking statement.
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1 surrounded by this family, friends, music, and dogs,” the statement read. “He loved his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
Jimmy was 76 years old at the time of his passing.
Back in May, it was reported that Jimmy was forced to step away from the stage and the microphone after he was hospitalized for an unknown reason. At the time, Buffett released a statement showcasing his well-known personality, telling his fans, “Two days ago, I was just back from a trip to the Bahamas, thawing out from the California ‘winter tour,’ and chomping at the bit to get to Charleston.”
“I had to stop in Boston for a check-up but wound up back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention,” he further explained. Adding that “growing old is not for sissies.”
He also thanked his loyal fan base for their thoughts and prayers.
Whatever illness Buffett had been dealing with remains unknown to the public. His cause of death is still unclear.
Over his lifetime, Buffett had become one of the most well-known people in the world. He created hit songs like “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday” and created the successful restaurant chain “Margaritaville Cafe.” He also has his own liquor brand as well and was a successful author.
Jimmy Buffett eventually became one of the richest musicians in the world with a net worth of over $1 billion in 2023.
Jimmy is survived by his wife Jane and his children Savannah, Sarah, and Cameron. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this particularly difficult time.