John Prine, Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 73 from Coronavirus Complications

by Mary Huhn

Grammy-winning folk and country singer-songwriter John Prine died Tuesday from complications related to coronavirus, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone. He was 73. He had been hospitalized March 26 and placed on a ventilator two days later. Read the rest HERE.

In Gulfport, a brief but loving tribute to John Prine

Neighbors come out onto porches and decks and sing their favorite songs.

When he saw the Facebook post, Gabe Whitney told his wife and kids, “We gotta do this.”

The mayor of Gulfport was planning a tribute for singer John Prine, who was in intensive care, suffering from the coronavirus. At 6 p.m. Monday, residents were invited to step outside their homes, where everyone was quarantined, and play a Prine song. Or sing really loud.

“I thought the Prine family should know how near and dear they are to Gulfport,” Mayor Sam Henderson wrote on his homepage. “Do some safe-distance hootin’ and hollerin’ … Show the love for them.” Read the rest of this article HERE.

Related story: Grammy-Winning Music Legend John Prine Dies at 73 From Coronavirus Complications.

 

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