In Key West, Where Jimmy Buffett Met His Muse, the Tributes Flow

In Key West, Where Jimmy Buffett Met His Muse, the Tributes Flow
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A small shrine of flowers appeared in front of Margaritaville in Key West, Fla., on Saturday. There were more flowers outside Shrimp Boat Sound, Jimmy Buffett’s low-key recording studio along the docks of the Historic Seaport, where fans of the singer also placed a six-pack of beer, a copy of one of his books and, of course, a shaker of salt.

For residents of the southernmost city in the continental United States, Saturday was a day to mourn and toast the singer who died at 76 on Friday and who, with his 1977 anthem “Margaritaville,” made himself and his onetime home famous.

Key Westers posted tributes on social media, dropped well-wishes at the Margaritaville restaurant and store — the Buffett businesses that started here and expanded into an empire of hotels, products like Landshark Lager, and more — and started planning a celebration of Mr. Buffett’s life for Sunday, starting at, naturally, 5 p.m. “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” was a chart-topping country duet…

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