Jimmy Buffett’s sisters, Lucy Buffett and Laurie McGuane (née Buffett), are mourning the lack of their late brother. The “Margaritaville” artist’s dying shocked followers when he died at 76 years outdated on September 1 following a years-long battle with Merkel pores and skin most cancers.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 a detailed bond along 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 under.
Laurie is married to her husband, author Thomas McGuane. The 2 stay in Montana, which Laurie has indicated by way of her Instagram account all through a number of at-home footage.
Whereas talking with PEOPLE on September 4, Laurie revealed that she and Jimmy have been identified with two totally different types of most cancers at “about the same time” of their lives.
“It was four years ago, and Jimmy was actually diagnosed first,” she defined to the outlet. “When Jimmy found out [I had cancer], he brought the whole family and the dogs to Montana to be with me. … We talked before and after our scans. We shared a club that nobody wants to join.”
Although Laurie famous that she was “thunderstruck that Jimmy didn’t make it,” she carried on by attempting to “continue with [her] life the same way Jimmy has done.”
“Jimmy wanted to perform the shows that he had to cancel,” Laurie added. “He brought joy to so many. I am very emotional now. When Jimmy was in the world, I felt safe.”
Regardless of his premature dying, Laurie mirrored on Jimmy’s remaining days. She informed the outlet that they “shared memories of [their] childhood” in Alabama and that he maintained a optimistic perspective proper earlier than he died.
“We would repeat stories, and Jimmy would laugh and nod his head to let us know that he remembered,” Laurie defined. “I have never seen Jimmy depressed — ever. Not even at the end. We all like to joke and laugh, and that was very much Jimmy.”
Within the wake of Jimmy’s dying, Laurie took to Instagram to pen a heart-wrenching tribute. Her carousel put up featured a childhood portrait of her and Jimmy, along with a newer image of them smiling for the digital camera on a sunny afternoon. Laurie additionally revealed in her caption that she referred to as Jimmy “Bubba” in his lifetime. For his half, Jimmy nicknamed Laurie “Lala.”
“Lulu and I were just with Bubba,” she captioned her Instagram put up on September 2. “We talked about our childhood where only siblings can relate. I told him I’ve known him longer than anyone on the planet. He smiled with those twinkling blue eyes and squeezed my hand.”
Jimmy and Laurie referred to as Lucy by her childhood nickname, “LuLu.” The Cellular, Alabama, native is a cookbook creator and the proprietor of LuLu’s restaurant in Gulf Shores, in accordance with her private web site.
Along with her nickname, Lucy can also be referred to as the “crazy 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 dying, Lucy included a tribute for him on her web site. The restauranteur recalled a time when “Jimmy played the beach in Gulf Shores with a free concert after the oil spill” in 2010.
“Thirty-thousand people packed the beach and Jimmy was deeply moved by the cause and the response of the crowd,” Lucy famous. “We Gulf Coasters were heartbroken to what was happening to our Gulf of Mexico. He brought a little healing to all of us that day.”