Americana & Songwriting Icon John Prine Dead at Age 73

The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame member passed away after coming down with Covid-19.

He survived many things in his life — including beating cancer twice — but John Prine, perhaps the most-loved roots music songwriter to have ever lived, couldn’t overcome the Coronavirus Covid-19 as he passed away peacefully on April 7 after a multi-week battle with the devastating virus. Mr Prine, who wrote iconic songs like “Paradise,” “In Spite Of Ourselves” and “Angel From Montgomery,” was beloved amongst singers and songwriters the whole world over, including Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.

"My dearest wish is that people of all ages take this virus seriously and follow guidelines set by the CDC," shared wife Fiona Whelan. "We send our condolences and love to the thousands of other American families who are grieving the loss of loved ones at this time – and to so many other families across the world." In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that a donation be made to one of the following non-profits: Thistle Farms, Room In The Inn or Nashville Rescue Mission.