(CNN)John Prine, the raspy-voiced singer-songwriter whose homespun, witty and insightful country-folk tunes influenced legions of musicians in a career that spanned five decades, died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was 73.His publicist tells CNN, “Yes, we can confirm on behalf of the Prine family — John died today at Vanderbilt due to complications of Covid-19.”Prine was hospitalized and intubated last month after a “sudden onset” of coronavirus symptoms, according to a family statement posted on his verified Twitter account.”This is hard news for us to share. But so many of you have loved and supported John over the years, we wanted to let you know, and give you the chance to send on more of that love and support now. And know that we love you, and John loves you,” the statement said.The unassuming Prine never had a hit single or a blockbuster album. But he built a devoted following, won several Grammys and overcame two bouts of cancer to record and tour into his 70s.”He is singing with the angels,” singer Sheryl Crow wrote on Twitter. “You will be missed but your songs will live on.”Other musicians revered Prine and covered many of his songs,


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