after all these years, AP, ‘Margaritaville’ singer Jimmy Buffett, who turned beach-bum life into an empire, dies at 76
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who popularized beach bum soft rock with the escapist Caribbean-flavored song “Margaritaville” and turned that celebration of loafing into a billion-dollar empire of restaurants, resorts and frozen concoctions, has died. He was 76.
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” a statement posted to Buffett’s official website and social media pages said late Friday. “He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
The statement did not say where Buffett died or give a cause of death. Illness had forced him to reschedule concerts in May and Buffett acknowledged in social media posts that he had been hospitalized, but provided no specifics.
I wasn't really a fan, but I had no real dislike of his music either. At my old lab on the Patuxent River, most of the staff were real Parrotheads. Althouse was no fan: "Condolences to all who loved him. When it comes to taste, there is no dispute."
For old times sakes a younger Jimmy Buffett.