Coronavirus has claimed yet another life. American singer and songwriter John Prine, who was considered the generation’s most influential songwriter, died on Tuesday following the complications of Coronavirus. The Grammy Award winning singer hospitalised in a critical condition after he was tested positive for coronavirus. He was 73. The singer had lent his voice for some of the all time cult classic songs like, ‘Hello in there’, When I Got To heaven’, ‘Long Monday’, ‘Some Humans Ain’t Human’ among many others.
Taking to Twitter, his family informed his fans about the sad news. The Tweet read, “This is hard news for us to share. But so many of you have loved and supported John over the years, we wanted to let you know, and give you the chance to send on more of that love and support now. And know that we love you, and John loves you."
Bonnie Raitt wrote, “Words can't even come close. I'm crushed by the loss of my dear friend, John. My heart and love go out to Fiona and all the family. For all of us whose hearts are breaking, we will keep singing his songs and holding him near. @JohnPrineMusic”
Mad Men actor Joel Murray paid condolences on social media and said, “John Prine could look your depression right in the eye and make you feel like you were doing a little bit better than what he was singing about. For years I’ve been saying “hello in there” to old people on the street, avoiding my eye contact.”
American Musician Colin Meloy wrote, “Blow up your TV, Throw away your paper, Move to the country, Build you a home, Plant a little garden, Eat a lot of peaches, Try and find jesus, On your own, Safe travels, John Prine”
May his soul rest in peace!
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