John Prine Country folk legend dies at 73 fighting coronavirus

Bob Dylan has called John Prine with his beloved songwriters, mentioning the literary yarn Lake Marie as a favorite from his extensive catalog. On March 26, John Prine Hospitalized after suffering from symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus.

by Sabiya

Updated: Apr 08, 2020 10:54 IST

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Grammy-winning, and American Folk Legend John Prine, who wrote his early songs in his specialist. While delivering mail and later developed from Chicago's folk revival scene in the 1970s, to become one of the most famous songwriters of his generation, died on April 7, the New York Times reported. He was 73 years old.

Prine hospitalized on March 26 after suffering from symptoms of Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. On April 3, Prine's wife Fiona had posted on social media the favorite Country folk star was on his eighth day in the ICU on a ventilator and had a disease in both lungs.

Once named the Mark Twain of American songwriting, over his five decades in the music trade Prine formed an image as an off-the-cuff wordsmith who fashioned melancholy tales with a dose of surrealist humor.

Bob Dylan has named Prine among his favorite songwriters, indicating the literary yarn Lake Marie as a favorite from his fellow folk bard's enormous catalog. Prine's stuff is real Proustian existentialism, Dylan said in 2009. Midwestern mind-trips were bordering the degree. And he writes beautiful songs.

 

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