John Prine died on Tuesday (April 7) from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19) at age 73. The news came a week after Prine's wife, Fiona Prine, announced that he has been hospitalized since March 26 after the "sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms."
Immediately after the news broke, fans, fellow artists, friends and family turned to social media to mourn the loss of the legend.
Bruce Springsteen was one of many artists who mourned the loss on Twitter. "Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine," Springsteen wrote. "John and I were "New Dylans" together in the early 70s and he was never anything but the loveliest guy in the world. A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We send out love and prayers to his family."
At this time, health officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed more than 374,320 cases of the coronavirus in the United States and 12,064 deaths. Globally, the virus has infected more than 1,279,700 people and killed more than 72,610 according to the World Health Organization.
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