Covid-19 does not discriminate, it will strike at every level, the rich and the poor like.
Today we learned this horrible virus had finally taken the mighty talent that was John Prine. John had fought and won many battles during his lifetime but sadly lost his valiant battle against this. Needless to say we are extremely saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
We are simply posting from John’s Facebook Page today but just wanted to say – We were due to photograph John backstage at a festival and by chance saw him walking by with a few of his people. A little in awe, we paused, gave a hesitant “Hi John” and a wave. His people wanted to usher him away but he stood fast, put out his hand to shake and said, “Nice to meet you”. Not much of a story you might think but there are a lot of people in the business who wouldn’t give you the time of day. For some reason that moment meant a lot.We will miss you John.
From Fiona Whelan Prine…
Our beloved John died yesterday evening at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville TN. We have no words to describe the grief our family is experiencing at this time. John was the love of my life and adored by our sons Jody, Jack and Tommy, daughter in law Fanny, and by our grandchildren.
John contracted Covid-19 and in spite of the incredible skill and care of his medical team at Vanderbilt he could not overcome the damage this virus inflicted on his body.
I sat with John – who was deeply sedated- in the hours before he passed and will be forever grateful for that opportunity.
My dearest wish is that people of all ages take this virus seriously and follow guidelines set by the CDC. We send our condolences and love to the thousands of other American families who are grieving the loss of loved ones at this time – and to so many other families across the world.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of love we have received from family, friends, and fans all over the world. John will be so missed but he will continue to comfort us with his words and music and the gifts of kindness, humor and love he left for all of us to share.
In lieu of flowers or gifts at this time we would ask that a donation be made to one of the following non profits
Stage photos Copyright – Carl Byron Batson – Not to be reproduced in any form