John Prine, One of America’s Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73

Published on Apr 08, 2020

John Prine, One of America’s Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73

John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 73. The cause was complications related to Covid-19, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone.

Prine, who left behind an extraordinary body of folk-country classics, was hospitalized last month after the sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms, and was placed in intensive care for 13 days. Prine’s wife and manager,

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Author: Stephen L. Betts and Patrick Doyle