Celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett, who died on Friday at 76.
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” a statement posted to his social media accounts read. “He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
The singer and businessman was best known for his song “Margaritaville,” as well as the themed restaurant chain and hotels modeled after the song.
“Jimmy Buffet was a unique and treasured entertainer,” Elton John wrote on his Instagram Story. “His fans adored him and he never let them down. This is the saddest of news, a lovely man gone way too soon. Condolences to Jane and the family from David and me.”
Andy Cohen remembered the Grammy winner as “the king of cool,” adding, “paradise was wherever Jimmy Buffett was.”
John Stamos shared a video of the 2018 PBS special A Capitol Fourth in which he performed alongside Buffett and The Beach Boys. “Rest well, Jimmy,” the Full House star captioned the post. “Thank you for the teaching us all to live life to the fullest. What a loss.”
“He was warm and so caring,” Brooklyn Decker, who posed alongside Buffett in the 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, wrote on Instagram. “I’m eternally grateful for the kindness he showed me early in my career. A universally adored man who so clearly treasured his family and friends. A true joy creator. Today is a heavy day. Rest in peace.”
Read more tributes below.