Paul McCartney shares memories of Jimmy Buffett in touching tribute: ‘He had an amazing lust for life’



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Paul McCartney sent all his love to his friend Jimmy Buffett, the beloved tropical rock musician who died on Friday, according to the British Daily Mail. statement He posted it on his official website.

He was 76 years old.

The Beatles icon posted a lengthy and touching tribute to Buffett on his official Instagram page on Saturday, where he said: books About some of the beautiful memories the two musicians shared together.

“It seems like a lot of wonderful people are leaving this world, and now Jimmy Buffett is one of them,” he wrote, adding: “I have known Jimmy for some time and found him to be one of the kindest and most generous people.”

He went on to write about the time Buffett re-strung one of his guitars so that McCartney, who is left-handed, could play after he had forgotten his guitar during a trip.

“He followed up this act of generosity by giving me my beautiful guitar made by one of his fellow guitar makers,” he wrote. “It’s a beautiful instrument, and every time I play it now it reminds me what a great man Jimmy was.”

The “Maybe I’m Surprised” singer also recalled the “real fun” recording session he had with Buffett on “one of his newest songs called My Gummy Just Kicked In,” where he got to hear some of Buffett’s new songs. , unreleased music.

“One song I particularly loved was ‘Bubbles Up.’ “I told him that not only was the song great, but the voice was probably the best I’d ever heard him sing it,” he wrote, adding that Buffett “turned the diving phrase used to train people underwater into a metaphor “For life. When you’re confused and don’t know where you are, just follow the bubbles.”

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Buffett was battling Merkel cell skin cancer at the time of his death, according to NBC. Updated obituary He posted it on his official website. He had been suffering from the disease for four years and continued to perform during treatment.

The singer-songwriter was briefly hospitalized in May following a trip to the Bahamas, according to a statement he posted on social media at the time. The next day, he informed his followers that he was returning from the hospital to his home, and intended to go on a “fishing trip with old friends.”

Buffett “had an amazing zest for life and a beautiful sense of humor,” McCartney wrote in the tribute.

“Until the last moment his eyes were still sparkling with a sense of humor that said: ‘I love this world and I will enjoy every minute of it.’”

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