Margaritaville singer Jimmy Buffett’s cause of death has been revealed

Jimmy Buffett died in a hospice after a years-long private battle with skin cancer.

Sources close to the songwriter, who popularized beach bum soft rock with the escapist Caribbean-flavored song ‘Margaritaville’, said the 76-year-old was diagnosed with Merkel cell skin cancer four years ago.

“He lived his life in the sun, literally and figuratively,” said a friend of the beloved singer. TMZ.

There was a cause of death Confirmed on Buffett’s website.

Buffett performed during treatment and played his last show in Rhode Island in early July. She began receiving hospice care at her home in Sag Harbor, Long Island on Monday (August 28) and is said to be surrounded by her family, friends and dogs.

TMZ It also reports that Paul McCartney sang for Buffett in his final days.

Buffett’s death was announced on Saturday (September 2).

“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1 surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” Buffett’s official website and social media pages said late Friday. “He lived his life like a song until his last breath and will be missed immeasurably by so many.”

Ill health forced Buffett to reschedule concerts in May. He admitted in social media posts that he was being treated at the hospital, but did not give any details.

Released on Valentine’s Day in 1977, “Margaritaville” quickly took on a life of its own and became a mood for “wasting.” But no”.

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Jimmy Buffett performs at his sister’s restaurant in Gulf Coast, Alabama on June 30, 2010.

(AP 2010)

The song is an unhurried portrait of a loafer watching tourists sunbathe as the shrimp pot begins to boil. The singer has a new tattoo, perhaps to mourn a hangover and a lost love.

There is a salt shaker somewhere.

“What seems like a simple matter of getting Pluto and mending a broken heart turns out to be a profound meditation on the often painful inertia of beach living” Spin Magazine wrote in 2021. ‚ÄúTourists come and go, one group cannot be distinguished from another. Waves rise and break whether there is anyone to witness it or not. Everything that means anything has already happened, and you don’t know when.

Paul McCartney sang Jimmy Buffett in his final days


The song from the album – “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” – spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at number 8.

‘Margaritaville’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016 for its cultural and historical significance, becoming a karaoke standard and helping to brand Key West, Florida as a unique musical sound and place known around the world.

“There’s no place like Margaritaville,” Buffett told The Arizona Republic in 2021. “It was a place that was created in my mind, basically based on my experiences in Key West and having to get out of Key West and go on the road. Work and come back and spend time at the beach.

The song quickly inspired restaurants and resorts, turning Buffett’s alleged desire for the simplicity of island life into a multimillion-dollar brand. He was ranked 13th on Forbes’ 2016 list of America’s Richest Celebrities with a net worth of $550 million.

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Meagan Bryan of Hoboken, New Jersey, places a “lost shake of salt” in a makeshift memorial outside Jimmy Buffett’s shrimp boat studio in Key West, Florida.

(AP via Rob O’Neill/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Buffett also wrote songs about his experiences as a sailor and pilot. His song Jamaica Mistaica His flight stemmed from an incident where he was shot by the police Buffet Hotel Recounting his time lost in the Sahara desert.

The singer-songwriter was also an acclaimed teacher. He has written several non-fiction and fiction books that have been featured in the New York Times Book Review.

Buffett is survived by his wife Jane, 46, and their three-year-old child.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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