Jimmy Buffett's daughter Delaney shared a tribute to the late performer on Wednesday.
“I knew my dad my whole life but in his final days, I saw who he was: a man whose spirit could not be broken," Delaney wrote on Instagram. "Despite the pain, he smiled every day. He was kind when he had every excuse not to be. He told us not to be sad or scared, but to keep the party going. And as much as I’d like to use that as an excuse to drink myself into oblivion worthy of his literary heroes, I know it’s not what he meant.”
“Yes, he loved his weed and his wine," she continued, "but the truth is, most of the time, he was just high on life, and that is what he wanted for everyone: to enjoy the fantastic trip that life can be. My dad was the joy he sang about. He was the hardest-working person I’ve ever seen. He was a great man and an even better dad to my brother, sister, and me.”
After thanking loved ones, Delaney wrapped up her post with, “Finally, to my dad, thank you. You turned nothing into something and gave me everything. I will never be able to repay you or my mom for my beautiful life. I will love you forever, and I will always keep the party going (responsibly, of course).”
Jimmy Buffett died on September 1 at the age of 76.
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