‘Margaritaville’ singer Jimmy Buffett dies at 76

NEW YORK — Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who popularized seaside bum comfortable rock with the escapist Caribbean-flavored track “Margaritaville” and turned that celebration of loafing into an empire of eating places, resorts and frozen concoctions, has died. He was 76.

“Jimmy handed away peacefully on the evening of September 1st surrounded by his household, pals, music and canine,” an announcement posted to Buffett’s official web site and social media pages stated late Friday. “He lived his life like a track until the final breath and can be missed past measure by so many.”

The assertion didn’t say the place Buffett died or give a reason behind demise. Sickness had pressured him to reschedule concert events in Could and Buffett acknowledged in social media posts that he had been hospitalized, however supplied no specifics.