Unveiling the Truth: Jimmy Buffett's Cause of Death Revealed


Jimmy Buffett's Cause of Death Revealed as Merkel Cell Skin Cancer


According to an official obituary for the star posted to his website, Buffett died at his home in Sag Harbor, New York, at age 76 on Friday from Merkel cell skin cancer - which he had been diagnosed with four years ago. (Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive skin cancer that often begins as "red, shiny nodules on the face, hands and neck," per the MD Anderson Cancer Center.)

Buffett continued to perform during his cancer treatments, per the obituary. His last show took place in July during a surprise appearance in Rhode Island.

The "Margaritaville" singer is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jane; his daughters, Savannah and Sarah; his son, Cameron; two sisters, Laurie and Lucy, his grandson Marley and his "devoted pack of dogs" Lola, Kingston, Pepper, Rosie, Ajax and Kody.


One death reported after storms leave thousands stranded at Burning Man Festival

Burning Man attendee Josh Lease climbed on top of his camp's trailer to take a photo of the rainbow that emerged after heavy rains brought muddy grounds at the Black Rock City playa on Saturday.

Authorities in Nevada are investigating a death at the site of the Burning Man festival, where thousands of attendees are stranded due to flooding from storms.
The Pershing County Sheriff's Office said the death happened during the event but offered few details, including the identity of the deceased person, KNSD-TV reported.

Close-to-an-inch of precipitation created mud-bath-like conditions in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, where the annual event takes place.
In an update on X (formerly Twitter), the Burning Man Organization said access into and out of the site is closed for the remainder of the event. Only emergency vehicles are being allowed to pass, the organization said in a statement.

"Conserve food, water, and fuel, and shelter in a warm, safe space," the statement urged those stuck in the desert.


How Alabama football is playing more physical behind NFL-sized offensive line

Watch as Eli Gold returns to Alabama football radio booth

Coming into the 2023 season, Alabama football put an emphasis on playing a more physical brand of football.
In Saturday's season-opening 56-7 win over Middle Tennessee State at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the Crimson Tide did just that.

"(Toughness and physicality) is what we asked them to do, and I think they competed well and played hard in the game," coach Nick Saban said. "They were trying to be physical, and they played with really good toughness. Middle Tennessee plays hard and plays with toughness, and I think we certainly matched that, and that is something that was a real positive for us."

Alabama's offensive line, with an NFL-sized starting five, is built for physicality. It is made up of left tackle Kadyn Proctor (6-foot-7, 360-pounds), left guard Tyler Booker (6-5, 352), center Seth McLaughlin (6-4, 305), right guard Darrian Dalcourt (6-3, 320) and right tackle JC Lathan (6-6, 360).


The world's highest navigable lake is drying out

Parts of Lake Titicaca have dried out due to falling water levels.

Water levels at Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world and South America's largest – are dropping precipitously after an unprecedented winter heat wave. The shocking decline is affecting tourism, fishing and agriculture, which locals rely on to make a living.

"We don't know what we will do from now until December because the water will keep getting lower," said 63-year-old Nazario Charca, who lives on the lake and makes a living ferrying tourists around its waters.Visitors have long been attracted to the blue waters and open skies of South America's largest lake, which straddles more than 3,200 square miles across the border of Peru and Bolivia.


St. Jude's arm is going on tour: Catholic church announces relic's first-ever tour of US

The relic of the apostle St. Jude Thaddeus encased in its reliquary

For the first time, the arm of St. Jude will leave Italy and tour churches, schools, prisons, and more across the United States beginning this month, a Catholic evangelization ministry announced this week.

The relic of one of Jesus' 12 apostles, considered to be the patron saint of hopeless or difficult causes, is scheduled to first stop at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago on Sept. 9 and be on tour until May 2024. Local news outlets and church organizers said thousands of visitors are expected during various stops along its nine-month tour.

In a press release on Monday, Treasures of the Church said the tour "offers a unique opportunity for devotees and the curious alike to experience a connection with one of the most venerated figures in Christian history," Catholic News Agency reports.