Jimmy Buffett’s Cause of Death Revealed

The world bid farewell to the legendary musician, Jimmy Buffett, famous for his iconic hit single “Margaritaville,” who passed away at the age of 76 on September 1. His death followed a prolonged battle with Merkel Cell Skin Cancer, as reported in an obituary posted on his official website. Jimmy Buffett breathed his last at his home in Sag Harbor, Long Island, surrounded by loved ones and friends.

Despite his health struggles, Jimmy Buffett displayed unwavering determination and love for his craft. Throughout his four-year battle with cancer, he continued to perform, even surprising fans with an impromptu appearance in Rhode Island in early July. This dedication to his music and fans was a testament to his enduring spirit.

Just weeks after a hospitalization for what he described as “issues that needed immediate attention” on his social media account (formerly known as Twitter), Jimmy Buffett joined country singer Mac McAnally onstage at his outdoor show at the Sunset Cove waterfront bar on July 2. During the performance, McAnally covered the 2003 hit “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” which featured Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson. When McAnally sang the lyrics, “At a moment like this, you can’t help but wonder what would Jimmy Buffett do?” the crowd erupted in cheers and gave him a standing ovation.

Buffett, appearing casually onstage, addressed the audience, “I would come play for you,” before grabbing a microphone and joining McAnally to finish the song. The two musicians delighted the crowd with several more songs, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “A Pirate Looks at Forty,” “Come Monday,” and concluded their joint set with the iconic “Margaritaville.”

Following the news of Jimmy Buffett’s passing, fellow legendary musicians such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Jon Bon Jovi paid tribute to him on social media, honoring his musical legacy and vibrant personality.

Jon Bon Jovi shared a photo on his Instagram on September 2, captioned, “Jimmy. Sail on my good friend. Luv u. JBJ.”

Sir Paul McCartney, a music icon and former member of The Beatles, took to Instagram to remember Jimmy Buffett. He shared a photo of the two at a party in the Hamptons from 2013 and wrote, “It seems that so many wonderful people are leaving this world, and now Jimmy Buffett is one of them.” McCartney described Buffett as one of the kindest and most generous individuals he had known. He praised Buffett’s lust for life, sense of humor, and shared tales of their conversations filled with exciting stories of sailing trips and adventures.

McCartney highlighted Buffett’s songwriting and vocal talents, recounting how he would turn interesting remarks into song ideas in his distinctive Louisiana drawl. He fondly remembered their collaboration on one of Buffett’s latest songs, “My Gummy Just Kicked In.” McCartney admired Buffett’s new songs, particularly mentioning “Bubbles Up.”

In conclusion, McCartney bid farewell to his friend, saying, “So long, Jim. You are a very special man and friend, and it was a great privilege to get to know you and love you. Bubbles up, my friend. Love, Paul.” Jimmy Buffett’s legacy lives on in his music and the memories he created for fans and friends alike.