Posted on: September 2, 2023, 10:34h.
Final up to date on: September 2, 2023, 11:23h.
Jimmy Buffett, the singer-songwriter whose mellow tunes celebrated consuming margaritas and consuming cheeseburgers on tropical seashores, died Friday evening at age 76.
“Jimmy handed away peacefully on the evening of September 1st surrounded by his household, buddies, music and canines,” a press release on his web site mentioned. “He lived his life like a music until the final breath and will probably be missed past measure by so many.”
The assertion didn’t cite a trigger or place of loss of life. Nevertheless, Buffet had been out and in of the hospital for a lot of the final 12 months of his life.
Buffett — who was born in Pascagoula, Miss. and raised in Cellular, Ala. — launched greater than 30 albums over his 53-year profession. Most featured a singular mix of rock, nation, and folks music set to the hypnotic beat of Calypso metal drums.
Although 17 of these albums achieved gold or platinum gross sales standing, Buffett remained greatest identified for a single music, the 1977 hit “Margaritaville.” A paean to the beach-bum life-style, Buffett’s solely Prime 10 hit featured the universally recognizable refrain: “Losing away once more in Margaritaville.”
“Margaritaville” made Buffett a Child Boomer icon, incomes him a fiercely loyal legion of followers, known as Parrotheads, who turned up in droves for his live shows carrying leis and loud Hawaiian shirts.
“There was no such place as Margaritaville,” the singer advised the Arizona Republic in 2021. “It was a made-up place in my thoughts, mainly made up about my experiences in Key West and having to go away Key West and go on the highway to work after which come again and spend time by the seaside.”
Multimillion Greenback Model
“Margaritaville” was such a phenomenon, Buffett was in a position to parlay it into an empire of bars/eating places. Following an unsuccessful first try in Gulf Shores, Ala., the second Margaritaville, which opened in Key West, Fla. in 1985, was an unmitigated success.