Jimmy Buffett, singer of ‘Margaritaville,’ has passed away

Author: Haley Zarcone Writer: Rachel Murphy
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Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett has passed away 76.

His famous song “Margaritaville” inspired many restaurants and resorts, including the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Fort Myers Beach.

Buffet used to hang out at Cabbage Key, where a signed photo and a dollar bill are hung on one of the bar’s walls. He was also a co-owner of the Fort Myers Miracle (now the Mighty Mussels), and he played at least one show at the Lee Civic Center, back in 1982. 

Many would say that Buffett even created his own genre of ‘Beach Bum’ music.

A statement on his official website was posted late Friday night saying, “He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”

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