Jimmy Buffett is indeed dead. His death has been confirmed in a statement posted to his Instagram profile in the early hours of Saturday, Sept. 2. Buffett was 76.
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” part of the statement read.
The statement concluded that Buffett “…lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
In this article, however, we will delve into all that we know about Jimmy Buffett death.
Did Jimmy Buffett die?
Yes, it’s true that Jimmy Buffett died. We hope this satisfies those that keep asking; “did Jimmy Buffett die?” The Margaritaville hitmaker passed away in the early hours of Saturday, Sept. 2 (GMT), which is late Friday in the US.
What to know about Jimmy Buffett death
- The musician died peacefully at home, surrounded by love ones, according to the statement that announced his demise.
- What led to his death has not been disclosed in any statement.
- His pet dogs were allowed in the room where the musician finally took his last breathe.
- His funeral date is yet to be communicated.
How social media reacted to Buffett’s death
Tributes continue to pour in for the deceased musician. Both industry players and fan of the musician have been paying tributes on various social media platforms since Buffett’s demise. Below are some of the tributes:
An X user (formerly Twitter) Tookie Clothespin, recalls how she took her mom to go watch the musician perform last year. According to her, she was “so glad I made my mom go see Jimmy Buffett last year. Told her you never know if you’ll get another chance.” Now that he’s dead, the X user said she “hate that I was right”.
So glad I made my mom go see Jimmy Buffett last year. Told her you never know if you'll get another chance. Hate that I was right pic.twitter.com/RSj5rVMpWY
— tookie clothespin (@Meeshft) September 2, 2023
Another X user, Daithi, posted saying “First time I’d ever heard tell of Jimmy Buffett was back in 2001 during The Rock and Stone Cold segment on WWE. To this day I still catch myself singing or humming it. I’ll have to give Margaritaville a go next time I’m in the US.”
First time I'd ever heard tell of Jimmy Buffett was back in 2001 during The Rock and Stone Cold segment on WWE.
To this day I still catch meself singing or humming it.
I'll have to give Margaritaville a go next time I'm in the US. pic.twitter.com/nzjpn0RXW3
— Daithí – فلسطين حرة 🍉 (@Some_Dose) September 2, 2023
On Instagram, a fan named Jeff Kruljac, showered praises on the late musician for the joy he brought to him for years.
“RIP Jimmy. Thanks for the great stories you told through your music and all the joy you brought us through years. Sail on, Jimmy,” Kruljac commented.
Stuart Aspey, another Instagram user, paid tribute to the musician, saying his death is the saddest news he has woken up to today.
“Such sad news to wake up to, but what a life he led and such an inspiration. I’ll be in Margarita-ville all day today if anyone needs me,” he wrote.
But who was Jimmy?
His full name is James William Buffett, and he was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on December 25, 1946. He was lucky to have been born on Christmas right?
Jimmy started pursuing a professional music career in late 1960, in Nashville, Tennessee. He had been active since that time till his death.
Buffett had hit albums to his credit, and was known for his entrepreneurial skills and mindset.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Slagsvol and their three children. The children are Savannah, Cameron Marley, and Sarah Delaney Buffett.