Jimmy Buffett sadly lost his battle with skin cancer over the weekend.
The legendary singer was 76 when he passed away, surrounded by his friends and family.
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” a statement posted on his official website read. “He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
Following Jimmy‘s passing, many musicians and celebrities have paid tribute to him online including Paul McCartney, Alan Jackson, and even President Joe Biden.
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Viola Davis: “RIP to the American Icon Jimmy Buffet. Rest well ❤️”
Hoda Kotb: “Oh no. This man personified joy. Embodied goodness. Always smiling. I remember the time he met my mom at jazzfest and showered her with love… like he knew her his whole life. Bet he did that millions of times to millions of people. RIP @jimmybuffett”
Alan Jackson: “Shores distant shores, There’s where I’m headed for, I got the stars to guide my way, Sail into the light of day…#BoatsToBuild.”
I’m so sad about the great @jimmybuffett. His music was more than just the lifestyle – it was emotional and iconic. Made the world a better place and always will. Sending love to his family.
— Ben Stiller (@BenStiller) September 2, 2023
So Saddened To Hear About The Loss Of My Great Friend Jimmy Buffett! 30 Years Of Friendship! He Was An Amazing Entertainer Who Made The World A Better Place! Thank You Jimmy! Rest In Peace! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/bDr8fZhlh0
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) September 2, 2023
Rest in power @jimmybuffett I’m glad we had time to vibe. You were and always will be a Truly inspiring human. 🙏🏾❤️🕊️
— LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) September 2, 2023
Heart broken this morning hearing of Jimmy Buffett’s passing. What an incredible talent and man. His songs will live on forever. I’ll bet most of y’all don’t know that he wrote the theme song for @BarmageddonUSA for me about 2 years ago. Raising a glass today to the Son of a son…
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) September 2, 2023
Jimmy Buffett’s music brought happiness to millions of people. I’ll always be grateful for his kindness, generosity, and great performances through the years, including at the White House in 2000. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and legion of devoted fans.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) September 2, 2023
A poet of paradise, Jimmy Buffett was an American music icon who inspired generations to step back and find the joy in life and in one another.
We had the honor to meet and get to know Jimmy over the years, and he was in life as he was performing on stage – full of goodwill and…
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 2, 2023
Though he left the hard partying to his youth, Jimmy Buffett was able to call upon the joyful feeling of an endless summer that inspires the young, and the young at heart. But he also captured the complexities of life, love, and growing older. In a cynical world where the…
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) September 2, 2023
It seems that so many wonderful people are leaving this world, and now Jimmy Buffett is one of them. I’ve known Jimmy for some time and found him to be one of the kindest and most generous people.
I remember once on holiday when I had forgotten to bring my guitar and was… pic.twitter.com/k5B6xgpAh7
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) September 2, 2023