Fans flock to Jimmy Buffett’s eateries to toast the Mayor of Margaritaville


LOS ANGELES– The death of music and way of life icon Jimmy Buffett was not consulted with screens of dark clothes, weeping or other components of conventional grieving.

Of course it wasn’t.

Fans memorialized the 76- year-old purveyor of laidback beachside rock the appropriate method, by gathering to the Mayor of Margaritaville’s dining establishments and raising their glasses.

Susan Hudnall pins a condolence note about Jimmy Buffett to the front window of the Margaritaville Cafe in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Key West, Fla.
Susan Hudnall pins a condolence note to the front window of the Margaritaville Cafe in Key West, Fla., on Saturday. Rob O’Neal/ Florida Keys News Bureau by means of AP

Lee Jameson stated she headed to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles County as quickly as she heard the news Saturday.

” We got up, we heard the news, instantly got in the automobile, and headed directly to Margaritaville right when it opened,” she stated at the dining establishment called for Buffett’s hit tune.

” It’s 11 a.m. here, however it’s 5 o’clock someplace,” she stated, describing the duet Buffett taped with vocalist Alan Jackson.

Buffett passed away in harmony Friday night, according to a declaration published to his site. The cause of death was not right away launched. He was combating cancer when he passed away, 2 sources knowledgeable about his health informed NBC News.

Nathan Kniffen described how Parrotheads, the term that explains Buffett’s fans, might memorialize the artist, who developed an alternative outlook for millions, so delicately.

” I do not believe he ‘d desire individuals grieving him, he ‘d desire everybody to simply sort of come out and much like live a life that he lived and simply commemorate life for what it is,” she stated at the Universal CityWalk dining establishment, among almost 30 in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Jimmy Buffett on NBC’s “TODAY” program in 2016. Nathan Congleton/ TODAY

Emma Hamrick stated she and Kniffen went to among Buffett’s last programs at the area.

” Looking back on it now, it’s actually an unbelievable minute we’re going to value for the rest of our lives,” Hamrick stated.

Patricia Lopez was among lots of fans collecting at a Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, the vocalist’s house state.

” All the Parrotheads today are harming,” she informed NBC affiliate WPTV of West Palm Beach.

Back at CityWalk, Buffett was honored by among numerous toasts to his life and achievements.

” Jimmy Buffett was not simply an artist he was a manager of vibes,” the toast’s organizer stated. “It is 5 o’clock someplace; everybody put their fins up and toast to the king.”

Liz Kreutz

Liz Kreutz is an NBC News reporter.

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