James William Buffett was a well-known American musician, singer-songwriter, author, and businessman. He was most known for his tropical rock music, which frequently depicted an “island escapism” lifestyle.
Buffett recorded hit songs known as “The Big 8” with his Coral Reefer Band, which he played at every show: “Margaritaville” (1977), which is ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of “Songs of the Century,” “Come Monday” (1974), “Fins” (1979), “Volcano” (1979), “A Pirate Looks at Forty” (1974), “Cheeseburger in Paradise” His other hit songs include “Son of a Son of a Sailor” (1978), “One Particular Harbour” (1983), and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” (2003).
Eight of Buffett’s almost 30 albums have been awarded gold, while nine have been certified platinum or multiplatinum. Aside from his musical career, Buffett was also a bestselling author and co-founder of two restaurant chains named after two of his most well-known songs: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and the now-defunct Cheeseburger in Paradise. The term “Parrotheads” refers to his loyal fan base.
Jimmy Buffett Age: How old is Jimmy Buffett?
Jimmy Buffett was born on December 25, 1946, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S., and died on September 1, 2023 (aged 76) in Sag Harbor, New York, U.S.
Jimmy Buffett Parents
His parents were Mary Lorraine (née Peets) and James Delaney Buffett Jr.
Jimmy Buffett Wife
Buffett married his first wife, Margie Washichek, in 1969; they divorced in 1972. Buffett married his second wife, Jane Slagsvol, in 1977.
Jimmy Buffett Children
Jimmy Buffett was a father to two daughters and a son.
Jimmy Buffett Siblings
Lucy Buffett and Laurie Buffett were his two younger siblings.
Jimmy Buffett’s Net worth
Buffett had a net worth of $1 billion in 2023, making him one of the world’s richest artists.
Jimmy Buffett’s Cause of Death
Buffett died on September 1, 2023, at the age of 76, at his home in Sag Harbor, New York, barely five days after embracing hospice care. Having been diagnosed with Merkel Cell skin cancer in 2019, his eventual cause of death in the spring of 2023 was lymphoma, a secondary malignancy that had developed from the MCC.