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Bruce Springsteen, Carole King among celebs paying tribute to John Prine

John Prine
John Prine died of coronavirus complications Tuesday.
(Josh Britt)

John Prine, one of the most revered singer-songwriters of the last half-century, died Tuesday from complications related to the coronavirus at age 73.

Prine, a two-time Grammy winner who had been given the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd Grammy Awards earlier this year, had been hospitalized since March 26.

“A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages,” Bruce Springsteen tweeted.

Country singer-songwriter Margo Price, who recorded a duet verson of Prine’s 1984 song “Unwed Fathers” with him last year, tweeted, “I am gutted.”

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“It hurts so bad to read the news ... My hero is gone. My friend is gone. We’ll love you forever John Prine,” wrote Price.

“He is singing with the angels,” tweeted musician Sheryl Crow. “You will be missed but your songs will live on.”

Many others remembered Prine by sharing links and lyrics to his music. Here’s a sampling of the outpouring.

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Former Times staffer Robert Hilburn opines that from his debut album in 1971, John Prine, who recently died, was one of the greatest songwriters America has ever produced.

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Some stars, such as “Bachelor” Colton Underwood and singer Pink, have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus, while others hardly have any symptons.

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