As sad and tragic as mortality can be, it is undeniably lovely, or, if not beautiful, then at least poetic.
Take, for example, the departure of legendary musician Jimmy Buffett, whose demise was confirmed early on Saturday morning by a statement posted on his X account.
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” the statement said.
“He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
— Jimmy Buffett (@jimmybuffett) September 2, 2023
Now, it appears that Buffett did indeed live his life as one of his own tunes.
According to TMZ, the 76-year-old musician died following a protracted battle with skin cancer.
Buffett was diagnosed with skin cancer four years ago, which subsequently transformed into lymphoma, according to an unnamed source who spoke to TMZ.
“He lived his life in the sun, literally and figuratively,” an acquaintance told a celebrity gossip website.
And despite the fact that illness is not attractive, it appears that Buffett lived his life as he sang about it.
Consider his 1977 hit “Margaritaville.”
“Nibblin’ on sponge cake, watchin’ the sun bake,” the song begins.
So, yes, if Buffett lived his life half as fully as his songs suggest, it was a beautiful life spent enjoying the wind and waves and a good drink. CONTINUE READING…