Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett has died aged 76.
Buffett released his debut album, ‘Down To Earth’ in 1970, and was also known for his hit single, ‘Margarita’.
In a career which spanned over 60 years in the music business, Buffett was also known for other singles like ‘Cheeseburger In Paradise’, and ‘Come Monday’.
With many of his albums going gold, platinum, or even multi-platinum, Buffet was also preparing to release his latest single ‘Songs You Don’t Know By Heart’.
Jimmy Buffett was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, along with winning the Country Music Association awards.
Buffett Will Be “missed beyond measure by so many”
Buffett’s death was confirmed via a statement shared on his Twitter account, formerly known as X.
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs”, the post said. “He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many”.
Check out the post below.
— Jimmy Buffett (@jimmybuffett) September 2, 2023
One of the first people to pay tribute to Jimmy Buffett was actor Miles Teller.
““I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – the legend Jimmy Buffett”, the actor tweeted.
In another tweet, Teller added, ““Where it all ends, I can’t fathom, my friends. If I knew I might drop my anchor”.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – the legend Jimmy Buffett pic.twitter.com/l0aMeuiOCJ
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) September 2, 2023
Jimmy Buffett is survived by his wife Jane Slavsgol, and their three children Savannah, Sarah, and Cameron.
Buffett married Slavsgol, his second wife in 1977. His first marriage to Margie Washichek lasted from 1969 to 1972.