|Jimmy Buffett Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||December 25, 1946|
|Date of Death||September 1, 2023|
Jimmy Buffett was an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, actor, and businessman who was known for the release of his singles Margaritaville and Come Monday. The most captivating part of his music was his way of portraying island escapism in his songs. Aside from music, he was also a restaurateur who owned the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain.
James William Buffett
Jimmy Buffett was born on December 25, 1946.
Jimmy Buffett passed away on September 1, 2023, at the age of 76. He was reportedly diagnosed with skin cancer 4 years ago, which later progressed to lymphoma.
Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States
Jimmy used to divide his time between Sag Harbor, New York, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
Jimmy attended St. Ignatius School. In 1964, he completed his studies at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. Later, he started attending Auburn University before transferring to Pearl River Community College.
In 1969, Jimmy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Jimmy received an honorary doctorate in music from the University of Miami in 2015.
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Author, Actor, Businessman
- Father – James Delaney Buffett
- Mother – Mary Lorraine Peets
- Siblings – Laurie Buffett (Sister)
- Others – James Delaney Buffett (Paternal Grandfather), Hilda Norma Seymour (Paternal Grandmother), Thomas Delos Peets (Maternal Grandfather), Bessie Love Thompson (Maternal Grandmother)
Jimmy was managed by Michael Griswold.
Gulf and Western, Country, Country Rock, Folk Rock, Trop Rock, Calypso, Easy Listening, Pop
Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele
Barnaby Records, ABC Records, Dunhill Records, MCA Records, Margaritaville, Island Def Jam, PolyGram Records, Mailboat Records, Atlantic Records, RCA Records
Jimmy Buffet’s net worth was $600 million according to Celebrity Net Worth at the time of death.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Jimmy had dated
- Margie Washichek (1969-1971) – Jimmy was married to a woman named Margie Washichek from 1969 to 1971.
- Jane Slagsvol (1977-1980, 1991-2023) – Jimmy tied the knot with Jane (née Slagsvol) on August 27, 1977. Together, the couple had two daughters, Savannah Jane and Sarah Delaney. Initially, Sarah was almost named Sara Loraine, after her grandmother, but was eventually named Sarah Delaney after her grandfather. They also adopted a son named Cameron Marley. Jane and Jimmy separated sometime in the 1980s but reconciled in 1991. They remained together until his death in 2023.
Race / Ethnicity
James was of English, some French/Cajun, Spanish, German, and Irish, and 1/1024th First Nations descent.
- He had described his music as a “drunken Caribbean rock ‘n’ roll”.
- His sailor suits
- Sunglasses and vacation clothes
Jimmy had appeared in the commercials for several brands such as –
- American Express Concert Series
- Sirius/XM Satellite Radio
Jimmy Buffett Favorite Things
- Song Of His – Twelve Volt Man
Source – YouTube
Jimmy Buffett Facts
- He lived in Mobile, Alabama for the most part of his childhood before going on to reside in Fairhope, Alabama.
- Jimmy played the trombone in his school band.
- He learned to play the guitar during his first year of attending Auburn University.
- Initially, he began his music career as a country artist in Nashville, Tennessee during the 1960s.
- It was his grandfather who introduced him to sailing, hence, influencing his music later in life.
- Jimmy was one of the initiates of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Southern Mississippi.
- Shortly after completing his studies, Jimmy went on to work as a correspondent for Billboard magazine in Nashville. He was the one to break the disbandment of Flatt and Scruggs.
- His devoted fan base was known under the moniker “Parrotheads”.
- Jimmy opened up the Margaritaville Cafe in Key West, Florida in 1987. Later, in 1993, he founded Margaritaville Records in collaboration with MCA Records.
- At the beginning of his career, he had been working as the first mate on the yacht of industrialist Foster Talge on the Petticoat III in Key West while working on his “Caribbean Rock n’ Roll” genre.
- He had published 2 New York Times Best Selling books – Tales from Margaritaville (1989) and Where Is Joe Merchant? (1992).
- Jimmy met with an accident on August 25, 1994, around 3:00 pm Eastern time, after his Grumman G-44 Widgeon, N1471N, crashed while he was attempting to take off in the waters off Nantucket, Massachusetts. During the crash, he sustained minor injuries.
- Jimmy lost his father on May 1, 2003, at the age of 83, and then four months later on September 25, his mother passed away.
- He opened up the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey in May 2013.
- Jimmy owned a home in Saint Barts, a Caribbean island, and a Dassault Falcon 900 which he pilots. Jimmy had also owned various other planes including Boeing Stearman, Cessna Citation, Lake Amphibian, and Grumman Albatross.
- In 2017, his net worth was estimated to be $900 million making him the richest musician at the time.
- Though he shared the last name with business magnate Warren Buffett, he was not related to him.
- In May 2023, Jimmy was hospitalized in Boston due to an undisclosed condition.
- In early September 2023, his death cause was revealed to be Merkel cell cancer which is a rare skin cancer.
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