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Posted on: September 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The City Honors the Passing of Jimmy Buffett

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 The City of Key West is deeply saddened at the passing of our icon Jimmy Buffett. 

"Jimmy exemplified our island lifestyle and attitude," said Key West Mayor Teri Johnston. "He was instrumental in our island's robust economy in the 1970’s through his music and keen business acumen.

"His unwavering commitment to the protection of our ecosystem, manatees, and the Florida Everglades has helped preserve our sensitive island environment for generations to come," she said. "Today, we will all be slipping into our flip flops and sipping a margarita in your honor."

Buffett owned a home in Key West and was a long-time resident. Over the years it was not uncommon for him to hold pop-up performances to the delight of local and visiting fans. 

City offices are flying flags at half-mast in honor of our native son. City hall will be playing Jimmy's music in his honor. 

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