Jimmy Buffett’s Daughter Writes Heartfelt Tribute to Her Father

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Jimmy Buffett’s daughter, Delaney, has penned a touching tribute to her father and expressed her gratitude to the Parrothead community for their support following his passing at the age of 76.

In a heartfelt post on Instagram, Delaney shared her thoughts and memories of her father, highlighting his resilience and positivity even during his battle with Merkel cell skin cancer.

She wrote:

“I knew my dad my whole life, but in his final days, I saw who he was: a man whose spirit could not be broken.”

“Despite the pain, he smiled everyday. He was kind when he had every excuse not to be. He told us not to be sad or scared, but to keep the party going.”


Despite his health challenges, Jimmy Buffett continued to smile every day and encouraged others not to be sad or scared but to embrace life.


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Delaney acknowledged his love for music, weed, and wine but emphasized that what he truly wanted for everyone was to enjoy the incredible journey that life can offer.

“And as much as I’d like to use that as an excuse to drink myself into an oblivion worthy of his literary heroes, I know it’s not what he meant. Yes, he loved his weed and his wine, but the truth is, most of the time, he was just high on life, and that is what he wanted for everyone: to enjoy the fantastic trip that life can be.”

My dad was the joy he sang about. He was the hardest working person I’ve ever seen. He was a great man and an even better dad to my brother, sister and me. He was generous with friends and strangers alike. He had a deep admiration for the people he worked with, and he never took himself too seriously, which is probably what I loved most about him. When I showed him the South Park episodes that parody him, he loved chuckling along. I remember teasing him about their Margaritaville blender jokes, and without missing a beat, he zinged me with: “You live off those fucking blenders!” He got me there.

Delaney expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of tributes and condolences from fans, friends, and fellow artists, including President Joe Biden, Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, and more. She also thanked Buffett’s medical team for their care during his cancer battle and the Parrothead community for their support.

Over the past few days, people have thanked me for sharing my dad with them, but I know he would have wanted me to thank his fans for sharing their lives with him. We are his family, but the stage was his home, and you, his band, and everyone on the road gave him the strength to keep going back. I’ll pass along something my mom said to me: “Whenever you feel said or lost, look for the messages in his music. There are plenty.”

“My dad repeatedly told us how much he appreciated the doctors, nurses, and every person who was there for him during his battle with cancer. So to those who took care of my dad at home and in the hospital, I want to thank you for giving us more time together. I am eternally grateful.”

Jimmy Buffett’s legacy as a beloved musician and a source of inspiration to many lives on through the memories and music he left behind, and his family, friends, and fans will continue to cherish his joyful spirit.

“To the family and friends supporting us during this time, thank you for reminding me of the importance of human connection. I knew laughter was the best medicine, but it’s never rung truer than it does now. “If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.”

“And a big thank you to everyone for your tributes, stories, and notes. My dad and I shared a love for words, so reading yours has lit up my darkest hour.”

In her closing remarks, Delaney paid a touching tribute to her father, saying:

“And finally, to my dad, thank you. You turned nothing into something and gave me everything. I will never be able to repay you or my mom for my beautiful life. I will love you forever, and I will always keep the party going (responsibly, of course).”

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