Legendary singer Jimmy Buffett passed away on Friday at the age of 76 after struggling with unknown illness since last year. A statement was posted on his website which read:

“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs. He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”

The ‘Margaritaville’ singer started his career as a country artist in Nashville in the 1960s before shifting his musical style to a more relaxed, island genre. Often referred to as “Parrotheads,” his fans would flock to his concerts adorned with Hawaiian shirts, straw hats, and flip-flops, mirroring the laid-back lifestyle that Buffett’s music advocated.

Jimmy Buffett’s career spanned over five decades, during which he released more than 30 studio albums, several live albums, and numerous hit singles. His music was not just a collection of songs, but a lifestyle that many admired and aspired to live. His live performances were more than concerts; they were events where fans would escape the pressures of everyday life and embrace the carefree attitude that Buffett’s music celebrated.

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