Jimmy Buffett, the legendary "Margaritaville" singer, died Friday. He was 76 years old.
Following news of his death, social media users began posting tributes on TikTok and X.
Some posts show people drinking in honor of Buffett, while others memorialized his "Jurassic Park" debut.
Following Jimmy Buffett's death on Friday, fans have taken to social media to mourn the "Margaritaville" legend.
According to statements on Buffett's official website and social media accounts, the artist died "peacefully" surrounded by family. He was 76 years old.
"Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music, and dogs," Buffett's death announcement read. "He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many."
As news of Buffett's death spread across social media, so too did memes and videos memorializing the artist and paying tribute to his most famous songs — and, in some cases, some of his lesser-known accomplishments. For example, several TikTok and X accounts resurfaced footage of Buffett in 2015's "Jurassic World."
In a clip that's begun circulating X, formerly known as Twitter, Pterodactyls descend upon crowds of people — and Buffett is seen grabbing two margaritas while fleeing the prehistoric birds.
—Katie (@KatiePZim) September 2, 2023
"RIP Jimmy Buffett who had .25 seconds of screen time in Jurassic World and knew exactly how to use it," one post read.
Other social media users paid homage to Buffett by likening him to artists more popular with a younger crowd — including My Chemical Romance's lead singer, Gerard Way.
—Casey Anthony Fantano (@linemade666) September 2, 2023
Meanwhile, on TikTok, people began mourning the singer's death as soon as they heard the news — which, in some cases, was early Saturday morning.
In one video, a woman is seen sitting on the floor, pouring liquor into a shot glass that's lodged into a Croc sandal. The text over the video says "7:30 a.m.," and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" plays as the audio.
"RIP JIMMY REST EASY KING," the post's caption says.
"Well this is how I found out and I think that's beautiful," one person wrote.
A meme page, Cats and Cowboy Hats, posted their typical cat-meme video — but this one was set to "Margaritaville" and was captioned "gotta hit up the saloon in honor of Jimmy Buffett."
In another video posted to TikTok, a woman pours a large serving of what appears to be liquor into a cup. In the caption, she says that it's not yet 7 a.m., "but thats ok."
"This is not the news I wanted to wake up to," the text on the video says. "RIP to a true legend. This drinks for you."
The woman in the video flashes a thumbs up, and the music — "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" by Alan Jackson and Buffett — plays through until the end.
In another post to X, one user shared a map of the United States, with the fictional "Margaritaville High Speed Rail" connecting Margaritaville restaurants around the country.
—Keith Nagy (@nagy_minaj) September 2, 2023
"His vision is now our mission," the post read.
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