Jimmy Buffet’s sister recently reflected on her final conversations with her beloved brother.
Popular music artist Jimmy Buffet succumbed to cancer on Friday, September 1.
Many have paid tribute to the 76-year-old music artist, perhaps best known for the hit, “Margaritaville.”
Jimmy was diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare form of skin cancer in 2019. Jimmy’s sister Laurie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2020.
Buffett’s sister, Laurie Buffett McGuane, and her husband, author Tom McGuane, recently spoke with People about Jimmy’s life and final days.
“He was always high-spirited, fun-loving, hard-working, and creative,” Tom told the People. “It is remarkable to be able to say that he remained the same during the last month of his life. His sense of humor was fully intact. God bless him for keeping himself that way.”
Laurie recalled that she and her sister Lucy were with Jimmy when he died.
Regarding their childhood years, Laurie said she reminisced with Jimmy about growing up in Alabama in one of their last conversations.
“We shared memories of our childhood with Jimmy during his last days,” Laurie said. “We would repeat stories, and Jimmy would laugh and nod his head to let us know that he remembered.”
The Daily Wire Wire reported that Laurie also remarked on Jimmy’s positive disposition: “I have never seen Jimmy depressed ever,” she said. “Not even at the end. We all like to joke and laugh and that was very much Jimmy.”
Laurie added: “He brought joy to so many…When Jimmy was in the world, I felt safe. Even though I have Tom, it will be a whole new thing for me to be without my brother Jimmy.”
Buffett is also survived by his wife Jane, daughters Savannah and Delaney, and son Cameron. His social media accounts reported his passing by posting, “Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music, and dogs. He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
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