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Jimmy Buffett RIP #305730
09/02/2023 07:37 AM
09/02/2023 07:37 AM
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Auburn, WA
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A big loss to the music industry. Same age as me 76.🙏🙏🙏

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Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: SXMScubaman] #305736
09/02/2023 09:02 AM
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I was shocked when I heard it. I knew that he had been in the hospital a couple of times, but they never said why. I have no idea how many of his CDs i bought over the years. Truly embodied the Caribbean feeling. Rest in peace.


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Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: SXMScubaman] #305742
09/02/2023 10:17 AM
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I, too, was shocked to learn of his passing. cry

We always thought he would live to be 100!

Flew to see him in Vegas in the 90's....great memories along with all the stories, books, songs....

One of the soundtracks of my life.


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Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: indi] #305752
09/02/2023 11:45 AM
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Loved his concerts. All the Parrotheads singing along. Everyone knew all the words.

Makes me think of a line from a song. "If you believe in forever, life is just a one-night stand. If you believe in heaven, you know they've got a hell of a band".

One more member of that band.

Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: SXMScubaman] #305753
09/02/2023 12:05 PM
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Have all his stuff. So very sad. Part of the reason I got hooked on Key West,and the Caribbean.

Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: SXMScubaman] #305754
09/02/2023 12:44 PM
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May he Rest In Peace...and may he finally find that lost shaker of salt.

Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: SXMScubaman] #305756
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Yes very sad indeed and St.Barths will miss him.
R.I.P prayers .

Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: SXMScubaman] #305758
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Wonderful entertainer. Loved Margaritaville. Really enjoyed dining at the Margaritaville Restaurant in Las Vegas two years ago...Enjoyed a book that he wrote too...


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Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: SXMScubaman] #305770
09/03/2023 07:42 AM
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Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: NeilRooney] #305775
09/03/2023 09:35 AM
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I wasn't there but I have the CD. That must have been a wonderful day!!


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Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: SXMScubaman] #305779
09/03/2023 10:11 AM
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Several years ago, we were in the 2nd row of first class on an American flight from MIA to SXM. Jimmy Buffet was in the first row, wearing a ballcap and trying to avoid eye contact.
We thought it was strange b/c he surely owned his own jet. Maybe it was in the shop...

Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: Kennys] #305780
09/03/2023 10:29 AM
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Been to Le Select too.

Re: Jimmy Buffett RIP [Re: SXMScubaman] #305785
09/03/2023 11:02 AM
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This is Jimmy Buffett's official obituary:

(December 25, 1946 - September 1, 2023)
The beloved singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett passed away at his home in Sag Harbor, Long Island on Friday September 1, 2023 surrounded by family and friends. Buffett, 76, had been fighting Merkel Cell Skin Cancer for four years. He continued to perform during treatment, playing his last show, a surprise appearance in Rhode Island, in early July.
With a recording career that spanned more than fifty years and included hits such as “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday,” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” Buffett was one of the most successful performers in popular music. He filled arenas with fans who called themselves “Parrot Heads,” and popularized a signature blend of folk, country and Caribbean music with lyrics that often reflected Buffett’s world travels. A pilot and a sailor, Buffett wrote songs about his plane being shot at by Jamaican police (“Jamaica Mistaica”), getting lost in the Sahara Desert (“Buffet Hotel”) and smugglers he had known around the Florida Gulf Coast (“A Pirate Looks at 40”).
Although he was best known for upbeat party songs (others include “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and “Fins”) Buffett first achieved notoriety for thoughtful ballads that showed the influence of Texas songwriters such as Jerry Jeff Walker and Canadian Gordon Lightfoot.
Bob Dylan praised lesser-known Buffett compositions “He Went to Paris” and “Death of an Unpopular Poet” - songs that reflected the observational, storytelling skills Buffett developed in his early career as a journalist for Billboard magazine.
Buffett had a second career as a successful author. He was one of a handful of writers who had number one best-sellers on both the fiction and non-fiction lists of the New York Times Book Review.
He had a third career as an entrepreneur, building a diversified lifestyle brand business, including Margaritaville hotels, restaurants, and retirement communities, along with sidelines such as Land Shark beer. Buffett’s branding and business acumen made him one of the most financially successful musicians of all time.
James William Buffett was born on Christmas, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi and grew up in Alabama. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1969. He credited early years playing and singing in the streets and bars of New Orleans with shaping his dedication to connecting with his audience and giving the customers a good show. Buffett had little patience with performers who took themselves too seriously. He liked to say that the job of singing for a living was descended from the profession of court jester.
Buffett is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jane (Slagsvol) Buffett, his daughters Savannah Jane (Joshua) and Sarah Delaney, his son Cameron Marley (Lara), his grandson Marley Ray and devoted pack of dogs Lola, Kingston, Pepper, Rosie, Ajax and Kody. Also survived by his Montana sister, Laurie Buffett McGuane (Tom), their children Heather Hume, Anne Buffett McGuane, Maggie McGuane and Thomas McGuane IV; his Alabama sister, Lucy Buffett and daughters Mara Delaney Buffett O’Dwyer and Melanie Leigh Buffett; and many more wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Jimmy Buffett’s Foundation Singing for Change, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute or MD Anderson Cancer Center.


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