Hearbreaking news: Jimmy Buffet dies at age 76

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.02 - 2023 12:23 PM CET

Photo: Wikipedia Commons
Photo: Wikipedia Commons
Jimmy Buffet dies at age 76.

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The music world is mourning the loss of iconic American singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who passed away at the age of 76.

According to an official statement on his website, Buffett passed away peacefully on the night of September 1, surrounded by his family, friends, music, and dogs. The cause of his death has not been disclosed.

Buffett, who began his music career in 1971 after moving to Key West, was known for his tropical, country-inspired, and humorous pop music.

His hit song "Margaritaville," performed with the Coral Reefer Band, gained him widespread recognition. Over his 50-year career, he collaborated with various country stars, including his most recent song "Knee Deep" with Zac Brown Band.

In addition to his music career, Buffett was also a successful novelist and businessman. As of 2016, he was estimated to be worth over $500 million, equivalent to nearly 3.5 billion Danish kroner. He is survived by his second wife, Jane Slagsvol, and their three children, daughters Sarah and Savannah, and son Cameron.

Watch Jimmy Buffett perform Margaritaville here

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