WASHINGTON – American singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett (image), greatest recognized for his 1977 hit “Margaritaville,” has died at age 76, in accordance with an announcement on his web site.
“Jimmy handed away peacefully on the night time of September 1st surrounded by his household, associates, music and canines,” the assertion mentioned.
“He lived his life like a music until the final breath and can be missed past measure by so many.”
The assertion didn’t embody a explanation for loss of life.
Buffett’s basic chill-out anthem “Margaritaville,” about beachfront residing with a drink in hand, spent 22 weeks on the Billboard chart, and helped launch his decades-long music profession and a enterprise empire.
Generally known as the “Mayor of Margaritaville,” he launched practically 30 studio albums of nation, people and tropical tunes, and likewise launched a line of resorts, eating places and retail shops that capitalized on his laid-back, escapist picture.
Born December 25, 1946, within the US state of Mississippi and raised in Alabama, Buffett started enjoying guitar in faculty and later began acting on the streets and within the golf equipment of New Orleans, in accordance with his web site.
He launched his first document “Right down to Earth” in 1970, and a yr later traveled to Key West, Florida, a spot that grew to become synonymous with Buffett’s paradise-themed music and way of life manufacturers.
Buffett additionally penned bestselling books, appeared in motion pictures and on tv, and had a quick Broadway run together with his musical “Escape to Margaritaville.”
However his signature music — and its chorus: “Wastin’ away once more in Margaritaville, searchin’ for my misplaced shaker of salt” — is what his legions of followers and seashore holidaymakers keep in mind most.
“There are individuals on the market searching for a great time for a number of days a yr,” Buffett informed Rolling Stone journal in 1996, referring to his followers, often called “Parrotheads.”
“We come to city and we’re the carnival or the Mardi Gras. Folks blow off steam after which return and develop into mainly law-abiding residents,” he mentioned.
“However to see them on these two days, you’d go, ‘My God, that is probably the most drunk and boisterous maniac crowd you ever noticed!’” – AFP