Legendary musician and songwriter Jimmy Buffett died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Friday.
He was 76 years old.
The news was shared in a statement on Instagram:
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs, He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
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The “Margaritaville” singer had recently been forced to cancel several shows after a series of hospitalizations telling fans in May he had to, “address some issues that needed immediate attention. Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you.”
“I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I’ll be doing in the land of She-Crab soup. You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilled than I would have ever imagined as a toe-headed [sic] little boy sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.”
“Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, your amazing years of loyalty, and just remember, ‘NOT YET!’ Love to all.”