Jimmy Buffett, the famous singer-songwriter known for his tropical anthems, died Saturday at 76. Death causes were not immediately released.
Jimmy Buffett was born 1946 in the Pascagoula, Mississippi. He relocated to NYC in the early 1970s to pursue music. The 1974 album Down to Earth was his first. Buffett’s singing-songwriter career began with the album’s commercial success.
Buffett’s music celebrates island life and is the laid-back. His tunes have appeared in movies and TV shows and become beach and tropical getaway anthems.
Margaritaville, Cheeseburger in Paradise, and Volcano are Buffett’s hits. He has won multiple prizes, including a Grammy and a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, and sold over 30 million recordings worldwide.
The music industry embraced Buffett. Known for his friendliness and love of life. He was one of the most successful and influential singer-songwriters ever.
Buffett’s family remarked, “Many loved him as a father, grandfather, and friend. Jimmy will be remember for music and life. We are glad for the numerous times we enjoyed with him and know his followers will always remember him.”
Buffett will buried privately. A public memorial service will announced later.