Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on December 25, 1946, and spent most of his boyhood in Mobile and Fairhope, Alabama. He was the son of Mary Lorraine Buffett, who died on September 25, 2003, and James Delaney Buffett, Jr., who died on May 1, 2003, both of whom worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Laurie, born in 1948, and Lucy, born in 1953, are his two younger siblings.
His grandfather, James Delaney Buffett, was a steamship captain from Newfoundland, and his father was a maritime engineer and sailor; these experiences inspired his music later in life.
Buffett went to St. Ignatius School and played trombone in the school band. In 1964, he graduated from McGill Institute.
Jimmy Buffets in Hospital
Buffett was admitted to the hospital while in Boston, Massachusetts. He hasn’t revealed the severity of his medical problem, although he did jest on Facebook that “growing old is not for sissies.” Buffett’s Charleston gig was the only date on his 2023 tour itinerary at the time of his illness.
“Thank you for the outpouring of support and well-wishes,” Buffett said in a Facebook post on Friday (May 19). “I’m going home for a while tomorrow, and then I’m going on a fishing trip with old friends, as well as paddling and sailing and getting back in shape.”
He also stated that he is excited to return to the stage.
“Once I’m in shape, we’ll look at show dates and locations.” “I believe that performing is as therapeutic for me as it is for the fans who listen and sing along,” he continued. “I’m excited to announce a new date for Charleston, as well as some new shows!” “Thumbs up!”