Songwriter John Prine Dies From COVID-19

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NASHVILLE – Two-time Grammy winner John Prine, known for such songs as Sam Stone and Paradise, has died from COVID-19 complications.

Prine was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Maynard, Ill. He was discovered by Kris Kristopherson and idolized by Bob Dylan.

Prine charted 15 albums in the Billboard Top 200 and was inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame.

His family announced last week that he was in serious condition in Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


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