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Blake Shelton Mourns the Passing of Jimmy Buffett, Expressing His Heartbreak and Recognizing the Enduring Legacy of the Iconic Singer-Songwriter
Blake Shelton’s admiration for Jimmy Buffett extended beyond being a fan. The versatile artist, known for embracing a beachy lifestyle that became a musical haven for his fans and evolved into a multifaceted brand encompassing hotels, casinos, restaurants, and even a cruise ship inspired by his iconic track, “Margaritaville.”
Moreover, Shelton and Buffett shared a unique connection through a song and Shelton’s TV show, “Barmageddon.” Shelton revealed, “I’ll bet most of y’all don’t know that he wrote the theme song for [Barmageddon] for me about 2 years ago.”
At the beginning of the year, Shelton shared that the inspiration to have Buffett compose the theme for “Barmageddon” stemmed from his initial contact with Buffett regarding permission to perform “Margaritaville” in an episode of the game show. Buffett’s positive response to the name of Shelton’s TV series was the catalyst for Shelton’s decision to further engage Buffett in the project, seizing the opportunity to collaborate.
As per a statement posted on his official website, Jimmy Buffett passed away “peacefully” on Friday night, with his family, friends, music, and dogs by his side. TMZ has additionally reported that his cause of death was attributed to skin cancer that had progressed to lymphoma. Jimmy Buffett was 76 years old at the time of his passing.