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Jimmy Buffett’s daughter Delaney penned a touching tribute to her father and thanked Parrotheads for his or her phrases of help following his death on the age of 76.

“I knew my dad my complete life, however in his closing days, I noticed who he was: a person whose spirit couldn’t be damaged,” Delaney wrote Wednesday on social media. 

Buffett died on September 1 following a personal, four-year battle with Merkel cell pores and skin most cancers. “Despite the ache, he smiled on a regular basis. He was variety when he had each excuse not to be. He instructed us not to be unhappy or scared, however to hold the occasion going,” Delaney wrote. 

“And as a lot as I’d like to use that as an excuse to drink myself into an oblivion worthy of his literary heroes, I do know it’s not what he meant. Yes, he cherished his weed and his wine, however the reality is, more often than not, he was simply excessive on life, and that’s what he needed for everybody: to benefit from the incredible journey that life may be.”

She continued, “My dad was the enjoyment he sang about. He was the toug hest working particular person I’ve ever seen. He was an excellent man and a fair higher dad to my brother, sister and me. He was beneficiant with mates and strangers alike. He had a deep admiration for the individuals he labored with, and he by no means took himself too severely, which might be what I cherished most about him.”

In the times following Buffett’s dying, tributes have poured in from President Joe Biden, fellow artists like Paul McCartney and James Taylor, and collaborators like Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, and Alan Jackson.

“Over the previous few days, individuals have thanked me for sharing my dad with them, however I do know he would have needed me to thank his followers for sharing their lives with him,” Delaney wrote. “We are his household, however the stage was his dwelling, and also you, his band, and everybody on the highway gave him the energy to hold going again. I’ll cross alongside one thing my mother stated to me: ‘Whenever you are feeling unhappy or misplaced, search for the messages in his music. There are loads.’”


Delaney additionally thanked Buffett’s staff of medical doctors for his or her much-appreciated care throughout his most cancers battle and Parrothead nation for his or her “tributes, tales and notes.”

“And lastly, to my dad, thanks,” Delaney added. “You turned nothing into one thing and gave me all the things. I’ll by no means have the option to repay you or my mother for my lovely life. I’ll love you ceaselessly, and I’ll at all times hold the occasion going (responsibly, in fact).”

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