Musicians Pay Tribute to John Prine

The death of John Prine due to Coronavirus made a bid dent in the music world. Many musicians paused to pay tribute. Here's the story from RTT Music news.

A number of musicians mourned the death of legendary singer-songwriter John Prine, who succumbed to coronavirus complications on Tuesday.

The Nashville folk singer-songwriter had been critically ill and on a ventilator after he tested positive for Covid-19 last month.

Prine died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at the age of 73.

In a career that spanned five decades, Prine survived cancer twice.

Paying tribute to the Grammy-winning artist, singer Sheryl Crow said, "He is singing with the angels. You will be missed but your songs will live on."

"There's a huge hole in the music world tonight. John did it best," country singer Toby Keith tweeted.

"John and I were 'New Dylans' together in the early 70s and he was never anything but the loveliest guy in the world," according to Bruce Springsteen.

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons described the death of John Prine as "the loss of a true American treasure."

"Heartbroken by the news about John Prine. I loved that man. One of the very best. Rest In Peace. God bless his family and friends," Billy Ray Cyrus said on Twitter.