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Lori, Jimmy Buffett’s younger sister, says she developed cancer “around the same time” as him

Lori, Jimmy Buffett’s younger sister, says she developed cancer “around the same time” as him



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When the late singer Jimmy Buffett was diagnosed with rare skin cancer nearly four years ago, his younger sister Lori Buffett McGowan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer not long after.

said McGowan, who is now cancer-free the people The siblings supported each other through their individual therapies.

“Jamie and I grew closer because of cancer. We talked before and after our scans.” “We shared a club no one wants to join. I’m surprised Jimmy didn’t make it through.

She remembered her brother, whom she affectionately called “Bubba”, for inspiring her to stay strong.

“I rode my horse during my treatment and tried to get on with my life the same way Jimmy did,” McGowan said. “He has brought joy to many. I am very emotional now. When Jimmy was in the world, I felt safe.

McGowan said she was among the family, along with Buffett, when he died. She shared a photo of them as babies in a tribute on Instagram.

“We talked about our childhood where only siblings could communicate. I told him I had known him longer than anyone else on the planet. McGowan Books. He smiled with those sparkling blue eyes and squeezed my hand.

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