The pirate will never look at 80. The amazing Jimmy Buffett has passed away at 76.

Music snobs put him down and cite his success as the musical equivalent of Larry the Cable Guy, but I am an unapologetic Parrothead. His words can be funny, eloquent, even poignant, and his music always makes me smile and sing along. I caught him every time he came to Austin.

He was obviously not the laid-back beach bum celebrated in his songs:

He landed at No. 13 in Forbes’ America’s Richest Celebrities in 2016 with a net worth of $550 million.”

He doubled that before he passed on.

Righteous bucks! That’ll buy a beach-load of flip-flops.