Country Singers Remember John Prine Through Posts On Social Media
(Left) Miranda Lambert / Instagram/(Right) Tanya Tucker / Instagram
The past few weeks have been tough for country artists and fans.
Now, we have lost yet another country great to the virus. We lost John Prine.
On the same day that Diffie passed away (March 29), John’s family issued a statement indicating that he was hospitalized three days prior (on March 26) after developing “a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms.”
John’s wife, Fiona, had previously revealed her positive COVID-19 diagnosis on March 17. John was tested at the same time, but his test came back “indeterminate.”
Unfortunately, John went on to contract COVID-19 as well, and was in critical condition at the time his family issued their initial statement.
Fiona continued to provide updates, telling fans John was “stable,” but not better. Her last update on his condition came on April 2, which was his 8th day in the ICU.
“He is very ill and yet I remain hopeful that he can continue to fight this devastating virus and come home where we can care for him,” she said.
But John never got to come home. He passed away on Tuesday (April 7) at the age of 73.
John was an incredibly influential figure in the music industry, and touched the hearts of all who meet him or listened to his music. Numerous country artists, venues, and organizations reacted to his passing with touching tributes on social media.
You can see some of those tributes below.
The Country Music Hall of Fame
Caleb Lee Hutchinson
The Oak Ridge Boys
The Grand Ole Opry
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
The Bobby Bones Show
Our hearts go out to John’s family and friends during this sad time. May he rest in peace.
Even though John is gone, his legacy lives on. Please remember him by watching him sing in the video below.