American country star and seasoned singer John Prine is no longer with us! He died on April 7, 2020 at Vanderbilt, University Medical Center at 73 years old. Previously, he was critically ill due to complications from the coronavirus. He was born October 10, 1946 in Maywood, Illinois and his passion for music has been discovered since his childhood. When he was 14, he started playing the guitar and his brother taught him and then took classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music.
He graduated from high school in 1964 and worked for two years as a postman for USPS in Chicago, Illinois. In Chicago, he started playing in bars, with a repertoire that included songs like Sam Stone and Paradise. In 1970, he obtained his first entry to the “Fifth Peg”, then to the “Earl Of Old Town”. There he met Steve Goodman with whom he established relations of friendship and mutual admiration.
Kris Kristofferson, a star of those years, was a key factor that helped John start his career as the artist’s musical sponsor. Kristofferson was not the only one to sing his compositions, because other American stars of his root like Johnny Cash also versioned his songs. The 70s, with prominent records like “Bruised Orange” (1978), marked the career of an artist accustomed to appear and disappear and who had always managed to take refuge in a discreet environment. In 1991, The Missing Years was recorded, her most successful album, which sold over 500,000 copies and won Prine a Grammy.
John Prine has a long history of physical mishaps and health problems because he has had cancer many times. In 1998, he suffered from neck cancer and his recovery altered the tone of his voice, more raucous and serious from there. In 2013, he underwent treatment for lung cancer and was even forced to remove part of the lung as well. Prine had been active in the 21st century with works such as “Fair & Square” (2005) and “The Tree of Forgiveness” (2018). Fair & Square earned him the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and he was named Artist of the Year.
Cause of death
Looking at the situation and the victims of covid-19, those already suffering from another illness could not cope with it. So, on that basis, it was quite difficult for him since he had a history of cancer twice in the past. He died due to symptoms developed from a coronavirus. This painful news shocked his fans and many believe he was a true legend and that no one will resemble him. Stuart Henderson, Canadian documentary producer, wrote:
There was no one better than John Prine. There will never be another. The feelings are strange Especially when they come true And I had the feeling that you would leave soon. So I tried to rearrange all of my emotions but it seems the same no matter what I do.
Fiona Whelan Prine, the musician’s latest past on John’s health on Twitter said:
“This is John’s 8th day at the ICU. He receives excellent medical care and is treated with kindness and compassion by the entire team that takes care of him day and night. I can’t be with him which makes this nightmare even more painful… ”
Keb Mo shared his memories on social media and posted,
John Prine. He went to the other side with Bill Withers, two of the Greats. How fortunate we are all to have witnessed the humanity of these great men. We will miss these two. -KMB @JohnPrineMusic
Biography of John Prine
|Real name||John Prine|
|Date of Birth||October 10, 1946|
|Age||73 years old (from 2020)|
|Place of birth||Maywood, Illinois, United States|
John Prine Measuring height, weight and body
|size||in feet inches – 5 ’7” – in centimeters – 173.7 cm About|
|Weight||in kilograms – 68 kg – in pounds – 150 lb About|
|Chest size||42 inch|
|Waist size||34 inch|
|Bicep size||16 inch|
|Shoe size||9 (US)|
|Type of body||Average|
|Sexual orientation||Straight ahead|
Qualification / education
|School||Proviso East High School|
|University||Old Town Folk Music School|
|Brother||David Prine, Doug Prine, Billy Prine|
John Prine Affairs (state of relations)
|What is John Prine’s marital status? (single, engaged, married or divorced)||Married|
|How many children does John Prine have?||Two (Tommy Prine, Jack Prine)|
|Does John Prine have a romantic relationship?||No|
|Is John Prine gay?||No|
|Who is John Prine’s wife?||Fiona Whelan|
|Dream vacation destination||Not known|
|Favorite food||Not known|
John Prine’s fortune:
Jhon was one of the most influential figures in folk and country music who spent almost 5 decades in the music career. His net worth is around $ 300 million when you consider his entire fortune, his properties and his exclusive ownership of the songs.
Trivia: important facts about John Prine:
- He was born and raised in Maywood, Illinois and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
- John was the third of four children for William Mason Prine and his wife Verna Valentine Hamm.
- His older brother Dave Prine, who played Old-time music and the Dobro-style violin on several of his albums, introduced him to the music of Hank Williams, Mississippi John Hurt and Ramblin ‘Jack Elliott.
- At the age of 10, a neighbor offered him a ukulele on which he learned to play his chords.
- John Prine, inspired by listening to records by Spike Jones and Merle Travis, wrote his first songs at the age of 14.
- In 1981, he founded his own label, Oh Boy Records, in 1981 with his manager Al Bunetta.
- Enlisted in 1966, Corporal John Prine was transferred to Germany where he spent two years in the engine maintenance group.
- He wrote a protest song on the dark side of human nature that gives a brief overview of George W. Bush’s policy in Iraq.
- In 2015, the Rolling Stone ranked it 94th among the 100 best songwriters of all time.