John Prine (Picture: Danny Clinch; used with permission)

Singer-songwriter John Prine died Tuesday (April 7) as a consequence of issues from the Covid-19 virus. The information was first introduced in The New York Occasions, which obtained affirmation from his household. Prine, 73, had been at Vanderbilt College Medical Middle.

Virtually instantly after the information broke, tributes started to pour in from fellow musicians. Bruce Springsteen referred to as Prine “a nationwide treasure.”

On April 2, his eighth day in intensive care, his spouse, Fiona, famous that he was “very sick.” He “nonetheless wants fairly a little bit of assist together with his respiration [and] has pneumonia in each lungs,” she wrote. “But I stay hopeful that he can proceed to struggle this devastating virus and are available house.”

She added, “I don’t have the phrases to adequately thanks all for the outpouring of affection and prayers that John and our household have obtained this final week.”

The information of Prine’s sick well being was first shared on the musician’s numerous social media platforms on March 29. The announcement famous that Prine was hospitalized on March 26 and intubated on March 28. The publish indicated that “he continues to obtain care, however his state of affairs is crucial.”

The household assertion added, “That is onerous information for us to share. However so lots of you’ve got beloved and supported John through the years, we needed to let you realize, and provide the probability to ship on extra of that love and help now. And know that we love you, and John loves you.”

On March 30, his spouse, provided some information – which was misinterpreted – noting that his situation was “steady” and that she herself had recovered. (She had examined optimistic for Covid-19 on March 19 and had been quarantined.)

A number of hours later, she clarified her earlier assertion, explaining that “steady… will not be the identical as bettering.”

Prine is scheduled to be honored – posthumously, now – in 2020 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. He joins Chicago, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, and others, in receiving the honour, introduced final Dec. 19. A particular award presentation ceremony and live performance celebrating the honorees was scheduled to be held on April 18 on the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, since canceled as a result of Coronavirus outbreak.

Prine returned to the live performance stage in September 2019, two months after he had surgical procedure to have a stent inserted after docs had advised him he had elevated danger of a stroke.

Prine’s first present again was Sept. 18 with the Denver Symphony Orchestra on the legendary Purple Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

The 2-time Grammy winner and four-time American Music Awards winner was inducted into the Songwriters Corridor of Fame in January 2019. He had made an announcement about his well being on his web site final July 23.

On Sept. 11, Prine gained Album of the 12 months for 2018’s The Tree of Forgiveness and Music of the 12 months (for “Summer season’s Finish,” in regards to the opiate disaster) on the 18th annual Americana Honors and Awards, in Nashville.

Prine turned 73 on October 10, 2019.

The July 23 announcement, regarding his well being, famous: “In session together with his docs, John has been suggested that he has an elevated danger for a stroke. He could have surgical procedure this week to insert a stent which can treatment the problem.  He appears to be like ahead to a full and speedy restoration.”

Watch Prine carry out “Sam Stone” with the Denver Symphony Orchestra on Sept. 18

Watch the official video for “Lonesome Buddies of Science” from his current album

Prine was found by Kris Kristofferson and signed with Atlantic Data in 1971. He later signed to Asylum Data earlier than launching his personal Oh Boy label in 1984. His hottest songs included “Angel From Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Paradise” and “Your Flag Decal Gained’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore.”

Hear to Prine sing “Angel From Montgomery” with Emmylou Harris

Prine was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2018 however wasn’t chosen.

Associated: Prine is amongst our listing of worthy artists not but inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame

Watch the video for Prine’s music “Summer season’s Finish”

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