Jimmy Buffett lived a very colorful life, but an incident that took place in 1996 was pretty outlandish even by his standards. On Jan. 16, 1996, Buffett and U2 singer Bono were shot at by Jamaican police while aboard Buffett's plane.

Buffett was an avid pilot, and he owned a seaplane called the Hemisphere Dancer. He was piloting that plane during a trip to Jamaica with Bono, Bono's wife Ali and their two children, along with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, when local authorities received a trip that a drug-smuggling operation was working in the area.

When the plane landed in Negril, near a spot where Buffett wanted to introduce his friends to a favorite jerk chicken he'd found, the confused police opened fire as the passengers began to disembark, believing them to be drug smugglers. Bono and his family had to dive for safety to avoid being hit by the bullets, which cracked the windshield of the plane and punched holes in the fuselage. Buffett later estimated that at least seven shots were fired, but nobody aboard the plane was injured.

Bono was so upset by the incident that he and his family left Jamaica immediately afterward, while Buffett stayed behind to settle things with the police. He later satirized the incident in a song titled "Jamaica Mistaica," and he was philosophical about it in speaking to the Spokane Spokesman-Review the following year.

“Like all things, it made for a good song,” Buffett observed. “I know that there are times in my life where I probably should have been shot at for a lot worse behavior. But on this particular instance, I was innocent. Not even a spliff.”

“Nobody was hurt, so I said, ‘Let’s just get on with it,'" he added. "Some people said, ‘God you could have sued them, you could have sued the government.’ But I went, ‘No, it’s probably karma. We’re even now.'”

Jimmy Buffett died on Friday night (Sept. 1), surrounded by friends and family. He was 76 years old.

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

Jimmy Buffett sure knows 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's 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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