American singer Jimmy Buffett, author of the popular song daisyvillepassed away this Friday at the age of 76, the family of the artist and businessman reported through his website.
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1 surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” says a brief message posted this Saturday on the web, which does not detail the reasons for his death.
He lived his life like a song until his last breath”
“He lived his life like a song until his last breath and many will miss him beyond measure,” adds the message, which is accompanied by a photograph of the singer sailing aboard a boat, one of the great passions of his life.
Therefore, the details of the death of the singer, who in 1977 composed the theme daisyvilletitle inspired in honor of the popular Mexican drink and that occupied the first positions in the sales lists of the time.
‘Margaritaville’ occupied the top positions on the sales lists of the time
Born in 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Buffett began his musical career in Nashville, Tennessee, in the late 1960s as a country artist and recorded his first album, the country-tinged folk-rock album down to earthin 1970.
After several albums, in 1977 he published Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudeswhich contained the theme daisyvillea song that catapulted him to the top of the sales charts and was the seed of a lucrative business empire.
This theme made him one of the richest men in the American music industry. In 2016, Variety magazine notes, his personal wealth was estimated at $500 million.
According to Forbes, this song “became a global lifestyle brand”, with its country and tropical touches. It currently records $1.5 billion in annual sales.
with the mark Margaritaville, Buffett marketed with clothing and footwear, retail stores, restaurants, tourist destinations, arcades, restaurants, and even a line of beer.
In addition to making a living from music and his numerous businesses, Buffett published several novels, including Tales from Margaritaville and a book of memories A Pirate Looks at Fiftywhich also became best sellers.
If only daisyville was in the top tenBuffett spent half a century on the stage and toured annually with his Coral Reefer Band.
In 2018, he appeared on a national tour with the Eagles. A Pirate Looks at Forty and Cheeseburger in Paradiseare some of his most outstanding songs together with that song that changed his life.