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John Prine Dead - Americana Singer Dies at 73 Due to Coronavirus

John Prine has sadly died.

The acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter died on Tuesday (April 7) at the age of 73 due to coronavirus, his family confirmed to Billboard.

John‘s family revealed his diagnosis at the end of March, letting fans know that he was in the hospital in critical condition.

He first got his start in the folk scene in the ’70s, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019. Fifteen of his albums entered the Billboard 200 chart ever since his self-titled debut in 1971.

His final studio album, 2018′s The Tree of Forgiveness, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, marking his best-ever ranking on the chart in his career.

Our thoughts are with John‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

Sadly, we’ve already lost many stars amid the ongoing pandemic.

John Prine's Wife Gives Update After He Was Hospitalized for Coronavirus

John Prine‘s wife Fiona is speaking out to give fans an update on his battle with coronavirus.

The 73-year-old singer-songwriter was hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19 last week and she says that he is “stable,” but not necessarily improving.

Fiona also battled the virus, but has since recovered.

“I have recovered from Covid-19. We are humbled by the outpouring of love for me and John and our precious family. He is [stable]. Please continue to send your amazing Love and prayers. Sing his songs. Stay home and wash hands. John loves you. I love you,” Fiona tweeted on Monday morning (March 30).

Later in the day, she added, “I need to clarify what I mean by ‘John is stable.’ That is not the same as improving. There is no cure for Covid-19. He needs our prayers and love – as do the thousands of others who are critically ill. Stay at home. Wash your hands. We love you.”

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John Prine in Critical Condition After Being Hospitalized Due to Coronavirus

John Prine is in critical care.

The 73-year-old country singer-songwriter’s official account provided an update on Sunday (March 29).

“After a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday (March 26). He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical,” the statement reads.

“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.”

See John Prine‘s official statement…