Legendary singer John Prine dies of COVID-19

American folk legend John Prine has passed away due to the coronavirus complications.

He was 73.

Prine, whose coronavirus diagnosis was revealed on March 17, died on Tuesday, his publicist told 'Variety'. His wife and manager, Fiona, had on April 3 posted on Twitter that Prine was severely ill after being admitted into intensive care unit of a hospital.

In a career spanning over half a century, Prine churned out heartfelt and unforgettable songs like Angel From Montgomery, Sweet Revenge and In Spite of Ourselves .

He was regarded as one of the greatest by many of his peers including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler and many other music legends.