Musicians and celebrities are mourning the lack of nation songwriter John Prine, who died on Tuesday following a battle with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Toby Keith, and extra are remembering Prine’s legendary influence on the music business by sharing tributes to the musician on social media.
“Over right here on E Avenue, we’re crushed by the lack of John Prine,” Springsteen shared on Twitter, calling Prine a “nationwide treasure.”
“John and I have been ‘New Dylans’ collectively within the early 70s and he was by no means something however the loveliest man on the earth,” Springsteen added. “A real nationwide treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We ship our love and prayers to his household.”
“My coronary heart hurts studying that John Prine has handed away,” Crow shared on Twitter. “He’s singing with the angels. You’ll be missed however your songs will reside on.”
Over right here on E Avenue, we’re crushed by the lack of John Prine. John and I have been “New Dylans” collectively within the early 70s and he was by no means something however the lovliest man on the earth. A real nationwide treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We ship our love and prayers to his household.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) April 8, 2020
My coronary heart hurts studying that John Prine has handed away. He’s singing with the angels. You’ll be missed however your songs will reside on.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) April 8, 2020
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Keith wrote on Twitter that Prine taught him about songwriting, saying his demise has left a “enormous gap” within the music business.
“The nice John Prine has handed away from the virus,” Keith stated. “He confirmed me find out how to ‘let it rip’ with regards to songwriting. There’s a enormous gap within the music world tonight. John did it greatest. RIP -T.”
Nation star Miranda Lambert shared a picture with Prine, writing, “thanks for all the pieces. One and solely. #hellointhere #johnprine.”
The nice John Prine has handed away from the virus. He confirmed me find out how to “let it rip” with regards to songwriting. There’s an enormous gap within the music world tonight. John did it greatest. RIP -T
— Toby Keith (@tobykeith) April 8, 2020
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“Nicely for as soon as I’m glad I don’t should go up on a stage and attempt to sing tonight,” singer Jason Isbell wrote on Twitter in response to the unhappy information.
“Your music meant a lot to me…your friendship much more. RIP,” wrote musician Chris Isaak together with a video of himself strumming a guitar.
— Chris Isaak (@ChrisIsaak) April 8, 2020
Writer Stephen King additionally remembered the songwriter, providing on Twitter, “Coronavirus has taken one of many nice ones: John Prine, lifeless at 73. So many memorable songs.”
Actor Bradley Whitford thanked Prine on Twitter for “making me chuckle and breaking my coronary heart and sharing your boundless humanity,” including that “Angel from Montgomery” is “one of the vital beautiful songs ever written.”
Singer-songwriter Brandy Clark tweeted out a photograph of Prine, including lyrics to his track “After I Get to Heaven” off his 2018 album The Tree of Forgiveness.
“After which I’m gonna drink a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale,” she quoted. “Yeah, I’m gonna smoke a cigarette that’s 9 miles lengthy I’m gonna kiss a fairly woman on the tilt-a-whirl Trigger this previous man goes to city.”
“There’ll by no means be one other that even comes shut,” nation singer Ashley Monroe shared. “Fly excessive John Prine, you’ve at all times been an angel.”
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Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Younger known as Prine “a strolling, grinning argument for human beings as a fairly good species.”
“In John’s songs, humor and heartache dance collectively like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers,” Younger stated in a press release. “His phrases and melodies draw chuckles and blood, and tears of sorrow and redemption, all resulting in truths broadly identified however by no means earlier than articulated. John’s thoughts was a treasure chest, open to us all. We mourn his passing, whilst we maintain the treasure.”
Prine handed away from issues of COVID-19 on the Vanderbilt College Medical Heart in Nashville, a consultant confirmed on behalf of Prine’s household to PEOPLE Tuesday. He had been hospitalized on March 26 with a “sudden onset” of COVID-19 signs, and intubated two days later, his household wrote in a assertion posted to Instagram on March 29.
Prine was a two-time most cancers survivor.
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