John Edward Prine was born on October 10, 1946, in Maywood, Illinois, U.S. Prine was an American country-folk singer-songwriter, composer, recording artist, live performer, and occasional actor from the early 1970s until he died. His humorous style of original music that has elements of protest and social commentary made him well known.
John Prine won several awards. here are some of the awards he won.
- Best Contemporary Folk Album (Fair & Square and The Missing Years)
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Best American Roots Performance (I Remember Everything)
- Best American Roots Song (I Remember Everything)
Throughout the 73 years he spent on earth, Prine married three times. His first marriage was Ann Carole, a good friend from high school in 1966. The marriage lasted until the late 1970s.
Prine also married bassist Rachel Peer from 1984 to 1988. Prine met his final wife, Fiona Whelan. They got married in 1996.
How Did John Prine Die?
before his death, he visited the hospital several times for different reasons. In early 1998, Prine was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer on the right side of his neck. In 2013, Prine underwent surgery to remove cancer in his left lung.
Prine was hospitalized on March 26 after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms which he recovered from but did not improve. Prine died on April 7, 2020, of complications caused by COVID-19 at the age of 73.