Beloved “Margaritaville” singer Jimmy Buffett has died of cancer, according to a new report.
After the musician was diagnosed with skin cancer four years ago, the disease progressed to lymphoma. This is the cause of death of the 76-year-old man, according to TMZ.
“He lived his life in the sun, literally and figuratively,” a source told the outlet on Friday, noting that Buffett had been in hospice care since Monday.
Paul McCartney reportedly visited the Grammy nominee at his home last week to sing for him.
News of Buffett’s death broke early Friday morning in a statement posted to his social media accounts.
“Jimmy pa*sed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” the upload read, along with a smiling snap of the songwriter.
“He lived his life like a song until his last breath and he will be missed beyond measure by so many,” the statement concluded.
Buffett is survived by his wife, Jane Slagsvol, as well as his daughter Savannah, daughter Sarah and son Cameron.
Many celebrities paid tribute to the businessman with touching tributes on social media.
“So goodbye Jimmy,” Kenny Chesney captioned an Instagram video on Friday. “Thank you for your friendship and the songs that I will forever carry in my heart. Sail on a sailor.
Elton John, for his part, called Buffett “a unique and valuable artist,” adding, “This is the saddest news. A lovely man gone way too soon.