John Prine, who established himself as one of America’s deftest and most affecting singer-songwriters over the course of a nearly 50-year career, died Tuesday of complications of coronavirus. He was 73.
His publicist confirmed his death on behalf of his family. Prine had been in the hospital for several weeks, and it was announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 17. His wife and manager, Fiona Whelan Prine, had been diagnosed with the virus earlier, but she had recovered and was involved in sending out social media updates about her husband’s condition, which she acknowledged was critical. More
One of my favorites of his, “Paradise“