American folk songwriter dies of COVID-19 complications

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NEW YORK, /Xinhua/

John Prine, an American legend folk songwriter, died of complications of COVID-19 on Tuesday, media reports said.

Prine was hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the town of Nashville, Tennessee, on March 26 due to symptoms of COVID-19.

Born on Oct. 10, 1946 in Maywood, Illinois, Prine had been in the music business for nearly 50 years.

Prine took up music as a hobby in the late 1960s. His debut album in 1971 was a critical hit, the first collection of his unique social commentary and protest songs.

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