Legendary singer songwriter John Prine has been struck dead due to contracting the lethal Coronavirus at the age of 73. As Mediaite reports:
Celebrated country folk singer/songwriter John Prine has died at 73 of complications from the coronavirus.
Prine was recently hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19 and was moved to intensive care. He passed away Tuesday at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Tributes immediately flooded in on social media for the musical icon:
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) April 8, 2020
The great John Prine has passed away from the virus. He showed me how to “let it rip” when it comes to songwriting. There’s a huge hole in the music world tonight. John did it best. RIP -T
— Toby Keith (@tobykeith) April 8, 2020
Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine. John and I were “New Dylans” together in the early 70s and he was never anything but the lovliest guy in the world. A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We send our love and prayers to his family.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) April 8, 2020
How many more legends will this killer virus take before it is finally defeated?