Jimmy Buffett’s daughter talks about her father’s last days as he fought cancer: “He smiled every day, even though he was in pain.”

At age 76, the “Margaritaville” singer died of skin cancer.

After Jimmy Buffett died suddenly, his daughter Sarah “Delaney” Buffett wrote a moving tribute to him.

The famous singer had been “fighting Merkel Cell Skin Cancer for four years,” according to an official obituary that was put on his website. The star of “Margaritaville” died at his home in Sag Harbor, Long Island, on September 1. He had lived for 76 years.

“I’ve known my dad my whole life, but it wasn’t until his last days that I saw who he really was: a man with an unbreakable spirit,” Delaney wrote on Instagram.

“He smiled every day, even though he was in pain. He was kind even though he could have been mean. He told us not to be sad or afraid, but to keep the party going. And as much as I’d like to use that as a reason to drink myself to sleep like his literary heroes, I know that’s not what he meant,” she said.

“The joy he sang about was my dad. He worked more than anyone I’ve ever seen. He was a great man, but my brother, sister, and I had an even better dad. He was kind to both his friends and people he didn’t know. He had a lot of respect for the people he worked with, and he never took himself too seriously, which is probably what I liked most about him,” Delaney, who is 31 years old, said in part.

Buffett’s daughter said that her dad loved his fans very much and was happy to share the stage with his band while he was on tour.

She went on to say how much Buffett thanked the hospital staff who took care of him before he died and how much he valued the love and support of his family and friends.

“And finally, to my dad, thank you,” she said. “You gave me everything and made something out of nothing. I’ll never be able to thank you or my mom enough for giving me such a wonderful life. I will always love you, and I will always keep the party going (in a responsible way).”

Buffett’s wife of 46 years, Jane Slagsvol, and their three children, Savannah, Delaney, and Cameron, are the only people who will remember him.


He also said, about Buffett’s family, “David and I send our condolences to Jane and the rest of the family.”

Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys posted a simple message that says “Love and Mercy” on his X account.

Mike Love, who was also a part of the Beach Boys, wrote a tribute to the star and talked about a time when they both played on stage together.

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