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Musicians pay tribute to folk legend John Prine after he dies aged 73 from coronavirus

08 April 2020, 10:01 | Written by Cerys Kenneally
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Country and folk musicians have been paying tribute to John Prine, who has died aged 73 after being hospitalised with coronavirus last month.

Prine's wife Fiona Whelan Prine had been posting updates on Twitter following his hospitalisation on 26 March. On 3 April, she wrote, "He is very ill and yet I remain hopeful that he can continue to fight this devastating virus and come home where we can care for him."

He had developed pneumonia in both lungs, and died from complications brought on by COVID-19.

The two-time Grammy winner released 18 studio albums throughout his career, his most recent being 2018's The Tree of Forgiveness.

Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, and many other Americana/country/folk musicians have been paying tribute on socials.

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Now John Prine. What a beautiful songwriter; all those warm songs that cut their own path through a tangled world. I love him. Corona got him too. R.I.P.

A post shared by Flea (@flea333) on Apr 7, 2020 at 8:33pm PDT

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RIP to our brother the greatest @john_prine we are so lucky to have known you. thank you. @johnprinemusic

A post shared by jimjames (@removador) on Apr 7, 2020 at 7:04pm PDT

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