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April 8, 2020, 2:16 AM UTC / Source: NBC News. By Dennis Romero. Singer-songwriter John Prine died from complications related to COVID-19, his family said Tuesday night. He was 73. The country-folk singer was at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville being treated for coronavirus when he passed, his family said. Prine performs during at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 15, 2019 in Manchester, Tennessee. Erika Goldring / WireImage. Prine said he was discovered by film critic Roger Ebert in Chicago. The journalist wrote a glowing review of the artist in the Sun-Times newspaper, and his career went from delivering mail to writing lyrics Bob Dylan would call "pure Proustian existentialism." Full story

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