“Singing Mailman” John Prine Dead At 73 years

Maywood, Illinois born John Prine, the American country folk singer-songwriter sadly passed away yesterday, April 7th 2020, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, aged 73 years.

The long to be remembered 1970’s live performer, gifted influential composer and recording artist passed away following a 13 day fight with Covid-19 virus.

During his lifetime he worked in the US army as a mechanic in Germany and as a mail carrier, before starting out on his music career. He began playing guitar at 14 years old, going on win two Grammy awards from a total of 11 nominations.

Prine twice suffered from cancer; once in 1996, when part of his neck was removed, requiring speech therapy and again in 2013, when he overcame lung cancer.

Divorced twice, he is survived by his current wife, Irish woman Fiona Whelan Prine, latter a native of Co. Donegal, whom he married in 1996, together with three sons, Jody, Jack and Tommy; two brothers, Dave and Billy and three grandchildren.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.


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