American singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett, best known for his hit song "Margaritaville," has passed away at the age of 76. He died on September 1, surrounded by his family and friends. Buffett had been battling an undisclosed illness since 2022. Throughout his career, Buffett created a unique blend of country, folk, and Gulf Coast rock, with his music often referred to as "Gulf and Western." He also made a name for himself as an author, actor, and entrepreneur, founding the Margaritaville brand. Jimmy Buffett leaves behind his wife and three children.