Jimmy Buffett's daughter Delaney is generous with her memories and emotions throughout a tribute post shared on social media. The singer's youngest daughter starts by revealing that she saw her father for who he really was in his final days: "A man whose spirit could not be broken."

  • Jimmy Buffett died at age 76 on Sept. 1, after a four-year battle with Merkel cell carcinoma, an aggressive skin cancer.
  • He and his wife Jane had three children: Savannah, Delaney and Cameron.
  • His sister, LuLu Buffett, also wrote a touching tribute to him.

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Delaney — full name Sarah Delaney — Buffett shared eight paragraphs with her followers on Instagram, during which she recalls how her father smiled through the pain of battling cancer and left making sure everyone knew he appreciated them.

He also reminded his loved ones to continue to have fun in his absence.

"Despite the pain, he smiled every day," she says. "He was kind when he had every excuse not to be. He told us not to be sad or scared, but to keep the party going."

Calling the "Margaritaville" singer "the joy he sang about," she also paused to remember him as a hard worker, a great father and good friend.

"My dad repeatedly told us how much he appreciated the doctors, nurses and every person who was there for him during his battle with cancer," Delaney Buffett writes, "So to those who took care of my dad at home and in the hospital, I want to thank you for giving us more time together. I am eternally grateful."

Buffett's death, while surprising to fans, was expected by his closest friends and family. In her editorial for the Keys Citizen, Lulu Buffett reveals they knew he'd need a miracle to live much longer, but slowly agreed that the miracle was the four years they got with him.

The 31-year-old Delaney echoes that sentiment and makes it clear she had time to speak her peace. She writes a final thank you to her father at the end of the note:

"And finally, to my dad, thank you," the film producer and director says. "You turned nothing into something and gave me everything, I will never be able to repay you or my mom for my beautiful life. I will love you forever, and I will always keep the party going (responsibly, of course)."

See Inside Jimmy Buffett's Staggering $6.9 Million Palm Beach Mansion

Jimmy Buffett sure knew how to live the good life. His former 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 4,039-square-foot mansion in the exclusive Eden Properties neighborhood in Palm Beach is exactly the kind of laid-back home you'd expect the superstar to relax in when he was off the road.

The interior centers around a combined dining and living room with eye-popping vaulted ceilings topped off by skylights, while a massive wall of mahogany-framed sliding glass doors looks out over the pool area outside. The kitchen is decorated in gleaming white, and each of the bedrooms has its own attached bathroom, while the massive master suite also has sliding glass doors that open to both the pool and a bathroom that looks like it belongs in a high-end resort.

The exterior of the house is just as striking, centered around a sparkling pool of deep cobalt blue. The pool area features plenty of lounging, and a loggia just outside the living room offers open-air dining. There are lush gardens, brick paths that walk through elaborate pergolas and a fountain. The property also features a two-car garage with a guest suite overhead, and it offers deeded access to the beach nearby.

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