Legendary troubadour John Prine, 73, died on April 7 from complications of COVID-19, according to Rolling Stone.
John’s wife, Fiona, confirmed on April 3 that John had been diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as pneumonia in both lungs. John had been in the hospital since March 26 and using a ventilator since March 28.
John was a two-time Grammy winner, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member, PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient, and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee. John was a recipient of the Recording Academy’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.
John’s catalog includes iconic songs “Sam Stone,” “Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise,” “Hello In There,” “Illegal Smile,” “That’s The Way The World Goes ‘Round,” “Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness,” “In Spite of Ourselves,” “You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” “I Just Want To Dance With You” and more. John’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, David Allan Coe and many others.
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