Icon Jimmy Buffett dead at 76: ‘Lived his life like a song till the very last breath’

“Margaritaville,” singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett died Friday at the age of 76 after struggling with an undisclosed health issue since 2022.

The “Margaritaville” icon died surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs, according to a statement posted to his website and social media accounts.

“He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many,” the statement read. Buffett’s cause and place of death were not provided.

Buffett was hospitalized last year and was forced to cancel several shows, according to USA Today. In May and June of this year, after disclosing that he returned to the hospital to address medical issues that required “immediate attention, he canceled additional concerts.”

“Margaritaville,” was Buffett ICONIC hit he had other hits including “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” and “A Pirate Looks at Forty.”

Born on Christmas Day 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Buffett grew up in Mobile, Alabama.