Jane Slagsvol Thanks Fans, Doctors, and Loved Ones for Their Support: Jimmy Buffett Felt the Love

Jimmy Buffett wife Jane Slagsvol

Jimmy Buffett as well as Jane Slagsvol go to the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party organized by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Jane Slagsvol, Jimmy Buffett‘s wife, shared a letter on Saturday (Sept. 9) filled with gratitude for those who surrounded the pair and showed support throughout Buffett’s disease as well as job. The “Margaritaville” singer/songwriter died at age 76 at his residence in Sag Harbor on Long Island, New York, on Sept. 1 from skin cancer.

“Jimmy was love,” she created in homage to her late partner. “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.”

Slagsvol’s note was released on Buffett’s official website, in addition to 2 individual pictures of the pair, that wed in 1977 as well as shared 3 youngsters with each other.

“As Jimmy said a few months ago, ‘Growing old is not for sissies.’ These last few years have been unimaginably challenging for Jimmy and me, and we’re definitely not sissies. One thing we both knew and experienced, through every difficult moment, was the feeling of being buoyed up by all the people in our lives. Everywhere we went, at arenas, at events, and even in the hospitals, we were surrounded by love. There is a whole world of people I want to thank for the incredible kindness you showed us,” she created.

“Since those early days and all through the decades, Jimmy’s fans became a big, boisterous family,” stated 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.”

Renowned for his extremely passionate followers, referred to as “Parrotheads,” Buffett had 13 Billboard Hot 100 charting songs, consisting of 7 leading 40 hits as well as one leading 10, as well as 40 entrances on the Billboard 200 cds chart throughout his job.

“To the teams of doctors, nurses, hospice workers, and caregivers, your compassion was overwhelming in the best possible way,” Slagsvol created of the treatment gotten by Buffett, that fought Merkel cell skin cancer cells for 4 years. “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.”

She took place to give thanks to individuals that’ve collaborated with Buffett — “We know that we’ve surrounded ourselves with the best, most honorable, most generous people, and we know how fortunate we have been for all these years,” the letter checked out — as well as both’s “gracious, generous and kind” buddies. “Jimmy brightened telling you stories over long dinners as the cicadas sang,” she remembered. “He loved occupying his place at the head of the table, looking at the people he cherished. You created a microclimate of affection that surrounded us like the sun. It gave us hope; it felt like a celebration even when things were grim.” Slagsvol likewise shared her love for her family members.

“One of the last songs Jimmy recorded was ‘Bubbles Up.’ He sings, ‘Just know that you are loved, there is light up above, and the joy is always enough. Bubbles up.’ Jimmy knew he was loved. Right until the end, he looked for the light,” she created.

“Bubbles Up” gets on Buffett’s posthumous cd, Equal Strain on All Parts, which will certainly be launched on Nov. 3.

Read “A Message From Jane” in its whole on Buffett’s website here.



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