The renowned singer-songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, passed away on Friday after battling Merkel’s cell
skin cancer for four years, as announced on his official website this Sunday.
Jimmy Buffett, aged 76, was widely celebrated for his music, which often embraced a beach-themed
soft rock genre. Some of his most beloved songs included classics like “Margaritaville” and “It’s Five
The statement on his website mentioned that despite undergoing treatment, Buffett remained
committed to his passion for music. In fact, he even managed to surprise fans with a performance
in Rhode Island back in early July, marking his last show.
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare and aggressive form of skin cancer, known for its tendency to recur
and metastasize within just two to three years of diagnosis, as highlighted by the Skin Cancer
Instead of sending flowers, the family has kindly asked that contributions be made to several
charitable organizations in honor of Jimmy Buffett.
These organizations include the Jimmy Buffett Foundation’s “Singing for Change,” Brigham and
Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Your donations
will help support causes that were close to Jimmy Buffett’s heart and make a positive impact in the
fight against cancer and other important initiatives.