Jimmy Buffett, who sang of wastin’ away in ‘Margaritaville’, dies at 76

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, renowned for his song “Margaritaville,” has died at age 76.

Announcing the news: Buffett’s official website announced his peaceful passing on the night of September 1st, surrounded by his loved ones, but did not disclose the cause or location of death.
* Illness had led Buffett to reschedule concerts in May and he had mentioned being hospitalized on social media, without divulging specifics.

Musical Legacy: Buffett was well-known for his laid-back, beach-themed musical aesthetic and his 1977 hit “Margaritaville,” which embodied a vision of leisurely island life.
* The song, which spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 8, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016.

The Margaritaville Empire: The “Margaritaville” concept evolved into a multifaceted brand spanning from restaurants to resorts, earning Buffett a spot on Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Celebrities in 2016.
* His expanding empire, which started with Margaritaville-themed stores and restaurants in 1985, now includes a beer brand, a radio station, home décor, food items, a cruise line, and even a Broadway-bound jukebox musical.

Lifetime achievements: Buffett, who consistently performed with his Coral Reefer Band and was constantly touring, earned two Grammy nominations and various Country Music Awards.
* His career spanned over 50 studio and live albums and included co-productions, co-starring roles in films, and authoring books.

Buffett is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters, Savannah and Sarah; and son, Cameron.

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