September 11, 2023


Jimmy Buffet's wife pays heartfelt tribute to singer weeks after his death

Jimmy Buffett was last seen on stage in his surprise appearance at Rhode Island in early July

By Betty Cruise September 11, 2023
Jimmy Buffet lost his battle to skin cancer earlier this month

After the demise of her husband, Jane Slagsvol published a letter on Jimmy Buffett's website.

This letter was intended to thank fans, doctors, and all the loved ones who supported Jimmy Buffett throughout his career, during the treatment until his last breath.

Jane Slagsvol cherished the love and community the fans have created, writing, "Since those early days and all through the decades, Jimmy’s fans became a big, boisterous family,” said Slagsvol. "Thank you for creating the world’s most joyful community. 

"The smile that Jimmy beamed at you from the stage was sparked by your spirit. I think that’s why he loved performing so much. He was so grateful to the community you built around him. Your sympathy and support inspire and comfort me and my family."

She continued to appreciate the care and support the doctors and hospital staff provided and shared, "To the teams of doctors, nurses, hospice workers, and caregivers, your compassion was overwhelming in the best possible way." 

She further added, "Jimmy listened to everything you said and followed your every order. You gave him hope, even at the most hopeless moments. Thank you for your tenacity in seeking the best solutions at each stage of his illness. You were honest, brave, and empathic; you showed us such dignity and goodness. I could not have asked for a better team of professionals."

In the loving memory of her late husband Jane Slagsvol wrote, "Jimmy was love, every cell in his body was filled with joy. He smiled all the time, even when he was deeply ill. And his sense of humor never wavered. Jimmy was always the optimist, always twinkling, always making us laugh."

Jimmy Buffet was battling with skin cancer and drew his last breath on Friday night Sept. 1st. He was 76.