Jimmy Buffett died in the evening hours of Sept. 1, 2023, at 76 years old.
His family said in a statement, "He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many."
The "Margaritaville" singer's death came as a bit of a shock to many, but fans of the singer (affectionately called "Parrotheads") who followed him closely likely remembered that he was hospitalized in May 2023 for an undisclosed medical condition, leading him to cancel a performance in South Carolina at the last minute.
Buffett also had to cancel several performances throughout 2022 for undisclosed health issues.
Since his passing, Jimmy Buffett's cause of death has been revealed.
How did Jimmy Buffett die?
Buffett died from Merkel cell carcinoma, an aggressive and relatively rare skin cancer, that eventually metastasized into lymphoma.
Buffett was reportedly first diagnosed with skin cancer four years ago. A friend of Buffett told TMZ that the cause of the "Cheeseburger in Paradise" crooner's illness wasn't exactly surprising to those who knew and loved him, explaining, "He lived his life in the sun, literally and figuratively."
What caused the death of Jimmy Buffett?
Buffett died from a combination of Merkel cell skin cancer and lymphoma.
How old was Jimmy Buffett and what did he die from?
Buffett was 76 years old when he succumbed to Merkel cell skin cancer and lymphoma.
Is it true that Jimmy Buffett passed away?
Sadly, yes: Buffett passed away in the evening on Sept. 1, 2023.
Did Jimmy Buffett have melanoma?
Buffett reportedly had Merkel cell skin cancer, which ultimately metastasized and caused lymphoma.
Was Jimmy Buffett in hospice?
An insider close to the musician and mogul said that Buffett entered hospice care on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, and was surrounded by his family, friends, dogs and loved ones at home when he passed away peacefully in his sleep. A week before Buffett's death, Paul McCartney reportedly visited Buffett's home to sing to his family.