January 27, 2021

John Prine: Bruce Springsteen leads tributes to late singer

Bruce Springsteen has said he is “crushed by the loss” of US country-folk singer John Prine.

The Grammy-winning songwriter died on Tuesday, aged 73, due to Covid-19 complications, his publicist confirmed.

Prine had been in hospital in Nashville since last week with coronavirus symptoms, with his wife and manager, Fiona Whelan Prine, posting updates about his condition online.

Prine was revered by his peers including Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.

“John and I were ‘New Dylans’ together in the early 70s and he was never anything but the lovliest guy in the world,” tweeted The Boss.

“A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages.”

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