Jimmy Buffett passes away at age 76. (iconic American singer).

Jimmy Buffett, the iconic American singer-songwriter best known for his beloved tropical ballad “Margaritaville,” has sadly left us at the age of 76. His website confirmed this news on Saturday, sharing that he passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st. Jimmy departed surrounded by his loving family, dear friends, the music that defined his life, and his cherished dogs. The statement on his website fondly noted that he lived his life just like one of his songs, and his absence will be profoundly felt by the many who adored him.

“Margaritaville,” released in 1977, reached its peak at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and remained on the chart for 22 weeks, becoming Jimmy Buffett’s most popular single.

Throughout his illustrious career spanning over five decades, Buffett produced 27 studio albums, including four platinum and eight gold albums. His multifaceted career extended beyond music, encompassing his role as a songwriter and his involvement in running a successful business empire.

Jimmy Buffett is survived by his wife Jane Slagsvol, their two daughters, Sarah and Savannah, and their son, Cameron.