Jimmy Buffett, 1946-2023, sang Margaritaville
A giant talent passed. Public Advocate paid tribute to Jimmy Buffett the singer with our years producing the Nancy Pelosi Sobriety Checkpoint tour. We made sure we had all the instruments faithfully that he used including the bongo drums. We express sympathy now that Jimmy Buffett passes.
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."