In a heartfelt homage to her late spouse, Jimmy Buffett’s wife Jane Slagsvol reflected on the assistance of her loved ones, close friends, medical experts, and fans.
“Love was Jimmy. Slagsvol published a lengthy letter to the “Margaritaville” singer’s website on Saturday. “Every cell in his body was filled with joy,” Slagsvol wrote.
Even when he was unwell, he always had a grin on his face. And his sense of humor was always constant. Jimmy was always the upbeat, cheerful person who made us laugh all the time.
The touching tweet comes after Buffett passed away earlier this month due to complications from Merkel cell skin cancer. Slagsvol was married to the late “Margaritaville” singer for nearly 45 years. He was 76.
Slagsvol started the post by referencing her late husband, who said that “growing old is not for sissies” back in May after rescheduling a concert due to health issues that required hospitalization.
Slagsvol said of Buffett, who received a skin cancer diagnosis four years prior, “These last few years have been unbelievably difficult for Jimmy and me, and we’re not sissies.”
“One thing we both understood and felt, through every trying time, was the sense of being lifted by everyone in our life. We were encircled by affection everywhere we went, even in arenas, events, and even in hospitals.
She continued by expressing gratitude to Jimmy Buffett’s “family” of fans and remarking that their energy was what “sparked” Buffett’s onstage smile. She expressed her appreciation for the singer’s pals before praising them for their “breathtaking love and compassion.”
Slagsvol concluded the article with a line from ‘Bubbles Up’, one of Buffett’s final songs to be recorded.
“Just know that you are loved, that there is light above, and that joy is always sufficient, he sings. ‘Boils up. Jimmy was aware of love. He kept searching for the light until the very end. I appreciate you making him and me happy. Jane, with love.
One of the tracks on Jimmy Buffett’s impending posthumous album, “Equal Strain on All Parts,” is “Bubbles Up.”
Paul McCartney contributes to the record, which will be released in November, on the song “My Gummie Just Kicked In,” which is about food.