Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Prine died from coronavirus complications at age 73. According to his wife Fiona Whelan Prine, who also happens to be his mother, he was admitted to hospital in Nashville on March 26 after suffering from coronavirus symptoms.
Hailed in tributes from fellow artists as “One of America’s greatest songwriters,” John Prine’s management announced he’d died on Tuesday.
In a statement, The Recording Academy shared: “We are joining the world in grieving the death of beloved country and folk singer/songwriter John Prine. Widely celebrated as one of his generation’s most influential songwriters, John’s influence will continue to inspire artists for years to come. We offer our deepest condolences to his loved ones.” She tweeted: “My heart hurts learning that John Prine has passed away. He is singing with the angels. You will be missed but your songs will live on.”
My heart hurts learning that John Prine has passed away. He is singing with the angels. You will be missed but your songs will live on. ❤️
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) April 8, 2020
Rosanna Arquette wrote,” God bless you John Prine rest in power.”
— Rosanna Arquette🌎✌🏼 (@RoArquette) April 8, 2020