John Prine Has Died At Age 73 From Coronavirus Complications
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Grammy Award-winning songwriter John Prine passed away Tuesday (April 7, 2020) due to complications from COVID-19. He was 73.
Prine’s wife, Fiona, was diagnosed with the virus on March 17 after the couple returned from a European tour. The couple immediately isolated from each other, but John had a sudden onset of symptoms and was hospitalized on March 26. Two days later he was intubated. He was being cared for in ICU for 13 days before his death.
Prine released more than 20 albums over the course of his 5 decade career, and inspired generations of Americana artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires and Brandi Carlile. Numerous artists covered Prine’s music, including George Strait, Bette Midler, the Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, and Bonnie Raitt (who recorded “Angel From Montgomery”).
Many of Prine’s fans took to social media to mourn his death.
Our thoughts and prayers are with John Prine’s wife, children and loved ones during this heartbreaking time.
Hear Kacey Musgraves and George Strait sing the John Prine-penned tune “I Just Want To Dance With You.”