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Popular singer John Prine dies from coronavirus

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:22 PM, 8 April 2020  

John Prine

John Prine

Popular US singer-songwriter John Prine has died of complications from the coronavirus, reported news agency AFP on Tuesday, citing his family. He was 73 years old. 

Prine, a two-time Grammy winner singer, tested positive for the novel coronavirus last month. He was reported to be in “critical condition” with the virus March 29.

Prine rose to fame with folk-infused songs containing a distinctive style of wry humour, such as “Sweet Revenge” and “Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore,” as well as more somber songs, such as “Sam Stone” and “Angel from Montgomery,” the latter most famously recorded by Bonnie Raitt.

Prine’s big-name fans included Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson, who first discovered Prine in Chicago in the early 1970s and reportedly said Prine was so talented that “we’ll have to break his thumbs.”