Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine dies of coronavirus

The Grammy winner was 73 and had been battling complications from COVID-19 in Nashville.
1:26 | 04/09/20

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Finally, singer and songwriter John Prine, lost to the virus, but honored tonight. beloved singer and songwriter John Prine, performing his song "Angels from Montgomery" with Bonnie Raitt. Raitt once said John Prine's music cuts right to the heart of things, as pure and simple as rain. John Prine was born in Maywood, Illinois. He was an army veteran and a mailman before turning to music. His lyrics were always landed, but especially now. His charming video, "When I get to heaven." When I get to heaven, I'm going to thank god's hand. Thank him for more blessings than one man can stand. Reporter: Then he sings. I'm gonna smoke a cigarette that is nine miles long I'm going to kiss that pretty girl Reporter: Tonight, Bruce Springsteen tweeting, "He was a true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We send our love and prayers to his family." I M Doctor Howard Zucker, New York State S

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