Jimmy Buffett’s sisters, Lucy Buffett and Laurie McGuane (née Buffett), are mourning the lack of their late brother. The “Margaritaville” artist’s loss of life shocked followers when he died at 76 years outdated on September 1 following a years-long battle with Merkel pores and skin most cancers.
The late singer-songwriter maintained an in depth bond together with his siblings, particularly with Laurie. Simply days after Jimmy died, Laurie revealed in an interview that they battled most cancers collectively.
Be taught extra about Jimmy’s sisters beneath.
Laurie is married to her husband, author Thomas McGuane. The 2 stay in Montana, which Laurie has indicated through her Instagram account all through a number of at-home footage.
Whereas talking with PEOPLE on September 4, Laurie revealed that she and Jimmy had been recognized with two completely different types of most cancers at “about the identical time” of their lives.
“It was 4 years in the past, and Jimmy was really recognized first,” she defined to the outlet. “When Jimmy came upon [I had cancer], he introduced the entire household and the canine to Montana to be with me. … We talked earlier than and after our scans. We shared a membership that no one desires to affix.”
Although Laurie famous that she was “thunderstruck that Jimmy didn’t make it,” she carried on by making an attempt to “proceed with [her] life the identical approach Jimmy has finished.”
“Jimmy wished to carry out the reveals that he needed to cancel,” Laurie added. “He introduced pleasure to so many. I’m very emotional now. When Jimmy was on this planet, I felt protected.”
Regardless of his premature loss of life, Laurie mirrored on Jimmy’s closing days. She informed the outlet that they “shared reminiscences of [their] childhood” in Alabama and that he maintained a constructive angle proper earlier than he died.
“We’d repeat tales, and Jimmy would snort and nod his head to tell us that he remembered,” Laurie defined. “I’ve by no means seen Jimmy depressed — ever. Not even on the finish. All of us wish to joke and snort, and that was very a lot Jimmy.”
Within the wake of Jimmy’s loss of life, Laurie took to Instagram to pen a heart-wrenching tribute. Her carousel publish featured a childhood portrait of her and Jimmy, along with a more moderen image of them smiling for the digicam on a sunny afternoon. Laurie additionally revealed in her caption that she known as Jimmy “Bubba” in his lifetime. For his half, Jimmy nicknamed Laurie “Lala.”
“Lulu and I had been simply with Bubba,” she captioned her Instagram publish on September 2. “We talked about our childhood the place solely siblings can relate. I informed him I’ve identified him longer than anybody on the planet. He smiled with these twinkling blue eyes and squeezed my hand.”
Jimmy and Laurie known as Lucy by her childhood nickname, “LuLu.” The Cell, Alabama, native is a cookbook creator and the proprietor of LuLu’s restaurant in Gulf Shores, in accordance with her personal website.
Along with her nickname, Lucy can also be known as the “loopy sista” of the Buffett siblings, per her portfolio. Earlier than settling into her position as a restaurant proprietor, Lucy labored as a caterer, a private chef, an actor and a copywriter amongst a number of different gigs.
Although she didn’t publicly react to Jimmy’s loss of life, Lucy included a tribute for him on her web site. The restauranteur recalled a time when “Jimmy performed the seaside in Gulf Shores with a free live performance after the oil spill” in 2010.
“Thirty-thousand folks packed the seaside and Jimmy was deeply moved by the trigger and the response of the group,” Lucy famous. “We Gulf Coasters had been heartbroken to what was taking place to our Gulf of Mexico. He introduced a little bit therapeutic to all of us that day.”