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John Prine Death, Age, Biography, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 8, 2020

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Short Biography

John Prine was born on 10-10-1946 in Maywood in the state of Illinois, United States. He was an American Singer, Songwriter & Musician.

Other Name: John William Prine
Other Professions: Songwriter Musician

John Prine Complete Bio & Career

John Prine was an American country folk singer-songwriter. He had been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970s, and was known for an often humorous style of country music that has elements of protest and social commentary. He was born and raised in Maywood, Illinois, Prine learned to play the guitar at the age of 14. He attended classes at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. After serving in West Germany with the U.S. armed forces, he moved to Chicago in the late 1960s, where he worked as a mailman, writing and singing songs as a hobby.
A member of Chicago's folk revival, he was discovered by Kris Kristofferson, resulting in the production of Prine's self-titled debut album with Atlantic Records in 1971. After receiving critical acclaim, Prine focused on his musical career, recording three more albums for Atlantic. He then signed to Asylum Records, where he recorded an additional three albums. In 1984 he co-founded Oh Boy Records, an independent record label with which he would release most of his subsequent albums. After his battle with squamous cell cancer in 1998, Prine's vocals deepened into a gravelly voice. Widely cited as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, Prine was known for humorous lyrics about love, life, and current events, as well as serious songs with social commentary, or which recollect melancholy tales from his life. In 2020, he got critical after getting infected with Covid 19 and finally succumbed to it as well.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He got infectd with Covid19 in last week of March and was on ventilator since April 3. He finally died on 07-03-2020 due to Covid 19 symptoms in Nashville.

DEATHDAY 7 April,2020 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Nashville, Tennessee

John Prine Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to William Prine and Verna Hamm. He has a brother named David Prine. He was previously married to Anne Prine, and Rachael Peer. He then married to singer Fiona Whelan and together the couple had 2 sons named Jack Prine, and Tommy Prine.

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Maywood, Illinois
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Los Angeles, California, United States
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Singing and Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut First Album - John Prine (1971)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
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Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Baseball
Favorite Singer Bob Dylan

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About John Prine

  • In early 1998, Prine was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer on the right side of his neck.
  • He and his wife Fiona tested positive for Covid19 virus in 2020.
  • He has won 2 Grammy awards in his glorious career.

John Prine Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

John Prine was 73 years 5 months & 28 days old age.