Jimmy Buffett, Renowned Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 76 

– The singer-songwriter, best known for his laid-back hits like "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise," died in his sleep at his home in Key West, Florida.

– Buffett's music celebrated the simple pleasures of life, from drinking beer on the beach to fishing in the ocean.

– He was a global phenomenon, selling more than 200 million albums worldwide.

– Buffett was also a successful entrepreneur, with his Margaritaville restaurant chain and a line of rum.

– He was a larger-than-life figure who inspired generations of fans with his music and his laid-back lifestyle.

– Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in 1946.

– He attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he studied advertising.

– After college, he moved to Nashville to pursue a career in country music.

– He released his first album, "Down to Earth," in 1970.

– His breakthrough album, "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean," was released in 1973.

– The album spawned the hit singles "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday."