Grammy-winning folk singer John Prine dead at 73 of COVID-19 complications

Grammy-winning folk singer John Prine dead at 73 of COVID-19 complications
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  • calendar-gray 08 April 2020

American folk music legend John Prine has died from coronavirus-related complications, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone, APA reports citing Sputnik.

He died at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Centre at the age of 73. 

On 3 April, his wife Fiona Prine confirmed on social media that the folk star was on his eighth day in the ICU on a ventilator, and had pneumonia in both lungs. 

Prine has been called the "Mark Twain of American songwriting" and his songs are deeply revered by Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, and many others. He was also an actor, record-label owner, two-time Grammy winner, member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the recipient of the 2016 PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award. 

Netizens expressed grief and condolences via Twitter and remembered their best moments.

​Some remembered their favourite songs and lyrics.

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