Legendary singer Jimmy Buffett passed away Friday, September 1.
Buffett, known for his hits such as “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger In Paradise,” “Come Monday,” and countless other songs over a 50-year career, was beloved by millions.
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music, and dogs,” his social media accounts stated Friday evening. “He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
— Jimmy Buffett (@jimmybuffett) September 2, 2023
Buffett’s first major hit, “Margaritaville,” helped launch him into stardom in 1977. A devoted fanbase known as “Parrotheads” soon developed, admiring his laid-back, beach bum aesthetic and fun-loving music.
The song spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached number