How the internet paid tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett

Today we are all parrot heads.

Legendary singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett capped Mashable’s Jimmy Buffett summer with the worst news that he passed away on Saturday. The forerunner of his own brand of Caribbean-tinged escapism, he enjoyed a career that took him from life as a street performer in the 1960s to national treasure status — and possibly a ten-figure net worth — in the 2020s. His signature song “Margaritaville,” is a ubiquitous catchy tune, a chain of restaurants and resorts, and a lifestyle in itself.

But despite a consistent frankness in his lyrics about mortality, Buffett was never one to delve into the morbid, and it’s safe to say that “Bubba” — as his friends and family called him — would have preferred us to be everyone, instead of mourning, pour some tequila and toast to the adventure that was his life.

And that’s exactly what the internet did all Sunday.


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Here’s a summary of celebrity and fan honors.

CBS Sunday morning Put Jimmy’s life in context.

The Coolest News Show on Network TV ran a 2020 post that had Buffett reflecting on his life and even thinking a little about death.

X user @latashaellis recalled an amazing nautical encounter.

One WWE fan account recalled a beautiful Buffett-inspired moment.

Buffett wasn’t in the ring when The Rock and Stone Cold sang his song, but it’s fitting that he evoked a rare moment of camaraderie in the ring.

User @LazlosGhost recalled Jimmy’s collaboration with Snoop Dogg.

Go hunting and check out The Beach Bum if you can. This moment alone is worth it.

A Muppets fan account brought back Jimmy’s 1998 collaboration with Kermit the Frog.

User @MarlowNYC remembered Jimmy’s blink-and-you-will-that-measure-it cameo Jurassic world.

Thanks to Jimmy’s efforts, the Margaritas twins survived the grisly pterodactyl attack.

There was a tribute from a former president.

User @brandonwenerd posted a poignant book excerpt.

… and Mashable’s chief parrot nailed it.

Chrissy Callahan

Chrissy Callahan is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chrissy Callahan joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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