Getty Images
Getty Images

John Prine's Widow Fiona Whelan Mourns His Death in an Emotional Post

Joe Akins
Apr 10, 2020
01:00 A.M.
Share this pen

Fiona Whelan Prine recently announced the death of her husband, legendary songwriter, John Prine. He died after battling a viral infection at a medical center in Nashville.


The Coronavirus pandemic has taken several stars from their families and fans. 73-year-old country songwriter, John Prine has now become one of them.

Fiona Prine and John Prine attend the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards on September 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Photo: Getty Images.

Fiona Prine and John Prine attend the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards on September 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Photo: Getty Images.


His wife, Fiona, made this known in an Instagram post with which she announced his death. The picture she posted showed John playing the guitar. He died after battling with the COVID-19 infection. The health workers that treated him did all they could, but John did not survive. She wrote:

"Our beloved John died yesterday evening at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. We have no words to describe the grief our…"


Mrs. Prine mentioned that John was the love of her life, and she was able to spend the last hours of his life with him at his bedside. Fiona appreciated Prine's fans, family, and friends who had directed a lot of love towards their family since the incident occurred.

She advised everyone to take the virus seriously and adhere to government recommendations. A lot of Stars joined in mourning the late singer. Among the stars were Sheryl Crow, Toby Keith, and Bruce Springsteen, who paid tribute to Prine in a tweet. Springsteen wrote:

"... he was never anything but the loveliest guy in the world. A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages…"


John Prine was a humble artist who never sought the spotlight, but it always managed to find him. The father of two was one of the most incredible songwriters of his time.

He wrote lots of

songs like "

sweet revenge

," "


," and Bob Dylan's personal favorite "Lake Marie." Bob described the singer's songs as "pure Proustian existentialism."


The singer showed up on the Chicago folk scene during the sixties, and he sang about characters he had come across in the MidWest.

Before he started his career as a songwriter, Prine was drafted into the Army, but he was able to leave when he got transferred to West Germany instead of Vietnam.

John grew up in Maywood, and he married three times in his lifetime. His third wife is Fiona, with whom he had two kids and a third one who was adopted.

Prine did not find happiness until late in his life, and although Coronavirus killed him, John was a fighter who survived cancer twice.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Martina McBride Cried on Shoulder of Man Living in a Warehouse, Not Knowing He Would Be Her Husband for Decades

May 18, 2022

Jon Bon Jovi Has Been Married to His Wife for 33 Years and Is a Proud Father of 4

March 01, 2022

Loretta Lynn Fought for Her Beloved Husband Though He Called Other Women into Their Bed

October 04, 2022

John Travolta's Late Wife Kelly Got Pregnant at 47 & Risked Her Life to Carry Her 'Miracle' Baby

April 14, 2022

Alan Jackson's Daughter Mattie Finds New Love after Tragic Death of 28-Year-Old Husband & Calls Him 'Answer to Prayer'

May 04, 2022

Bob Saget's Longtime Home Gets $770K Price Cut – Nobody Is Ready to Buy House He Lived in until His Tragic Death

October 16, 2022

John Travolta Has ‘Never Been More in Love’ than with Diana Hyland Who Died in His Arms

March 29, 2022

Inside Kenny Rogers’ Lavish Mansion Where He Spent Last Years Raising Twins With 28-Year-Younger Wife

May 07, 2022

John Wayne Welcomed Son at 56 & Knew He Would Miss Him Growing Up — He Did Not Let Him Go to School

March 07, 2022

Jane ‘Nightbirde’ Marczewski Said Faith Helped Her Foresee Fatal Diagnosis and Get Through Her Divorce

February 23, 2022

Billy Joel Is Happily Married to 4th Wife Who Is 33 Years His Junior & the Mom of His Youngest Kids

March 08, 2022

Steven Curtis Chapman Defied Wife's Wishes by Adopting Daughter Who Was Killed by His Son's Car 5 Years Later

April 24, 2022

Loretta Lynn Gave Birth at 16 — She Felt 'Sorry' for Her Twins & 2 of Her 6 Kids Died Unexpectedly

October 04, 2022

George Jones Went Silent before Death – He Managed to Say His Last Words to Wife Who Once ‘Saved’ Him

March 25, 2022