Paul McCartney, Pitbull and others remember Jimmy Buffett

Mr. Good Vibes and Mr. Worldwide.
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It seems that almost every celebrity has a fond memory of the legendary Jimmy Buffett. Following news of his death, social media was filled with tributes to the “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” singer. Pitbull, who made his Broadway debut in 2018 in Buffett Escape to Margaritaville Musically, he remembered the man he shared the stage with by posting a video of their time together. “Jimmy, you have lived life and never let life live in you. A true pioneer and trailblazer. Thank goodness for Jimmy Buffett, and when life gives you lemons, make a margarita,” Mr. Worldwide wrote to Mr. Good Vibes.

Paul McCartney wrote a long letter, recalling when Buffett gave him a guitar while on vacation. “It’s a beautiful instrument, and every time I play it now it reminds me what a great man Jimmy was,” McCartney said sadly. “Until the last moment his eyes still sparkled with a sense of humor that said: ‘I love this world and I will enjoy every minute of it.’” He also discussed Buffett’s upcoming album, Equal pressure on all parts, praising a song called “Bubbles Up.” McCartney explained the meaning behind the title, saying: “He 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 – they’ll take you to the top.” To the surface and shoot you instantly.

Here are more celebrity tributes to the late Jimmy Buffet.

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