Apr 08, 2020 1:50 AM

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Posted Apr 08, 2020 1:50 AM
Photo by: Kalin Krohe
Photo by: Kalin Krohe

Singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73. His family announced his death on Tuesday night. Revered for his wise and witty lyrics, he sang with a proud twang in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other quirky original tunes.

Prine's voice was rough around the edges, particularly after throat cancer disfigured his jaw, but he kept performing for decades.

He won admiration and respect from the likes of Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson, and mentored generations of singers in Nashville.

His characters were common people, facing the simple indignities, absurdities or pleasures of life. 

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