'Margaritaville' artist Jimmy Buffett bites the dust at 76

Jimmy Buffett, the vocalist lyricist most popular for windy, tropical-themed hits like "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Heaven," has kicked the bucket at 76.

"Jimmy died calmly the evening of September first encompassed by his family, companions, music and canines,read the declaration on his site and web-based entertainment.

He carried on one day to the next his like a melody till the absolute final gasp and will be remembered fondly incomprehensible by so many."

Brought into the world in Pascagoula, Mississippi on Christmas Day in 1946,

James William Buffett didn't get a guitar until his first year of school, where he procured a degree ever. He recorded his most memorable collection, 1970's "Practical," in Nashville,

Tennessee while working for "Bulletin" magazine as a reporter. Five different collections followed, every one of which appreciated unobtrusive deals and radio airplay.

The special case was the 1974 "Board" Hot 100 top-40 single "Come Monday," from Buffett's third collection, "Living and Passing on in 3/4 Time."

However, it was Buffett's leading edge seventh collection, 1977's "Progressions in Scopes, Changes in Mentalities," that made him a star, on the strength of the collection's hit single,

"Margaritaville." Sung according to the viewpoint of a man "dying" the late spring season at an ocean side hotel while scrutinizing his life and heartfelt decisions,

"Margaritaville" was a main 10 "Bulletin" hit and turned into Buffett's particular tune.