Wednesday, December 8, 2021

‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Episode 3: How Did John Prine Die?

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The latest episode of “Yellowstone,” Season 4, Episode 3, was dedicated to the loving memory of John Prine. Some viewers may wonder, “How did he die and who was he?” He was a legendary songwriter who inspired many musicians.

According to NPR, John Prine died of COVID-19 complications in April 2020. He was 73 years old and died in Nashville, Tennessee.

In the week before his death, he was hospitalized after developing COVID-19 symptoms. He had to be put on a ventilator and did not recover.

John Prine’s family shared a statement on Facebook after his eighth day in intensive care. You can see a repost of the statement above.

They write:

His symptoms came on quickly, according to Rolling Stone, and he was in intensive care for 13 days before he died. His wife and manager Fiona tested positive for COVID-19 on March 17, 2020 after touring Europe.

His song “Caravan of Fools” was the closing song for the latest episode of “Yellowstone”.

According to Rolling Stone, Prine was “one of America’s greatest songwriters”.

He was known for diving into ordinary experiences and turning them into rousing songs, the publication said. He wrote “Hello in There” about the loneliness of an elderly couple, “Sam Stone” about a drug addicted soldier in Vietnam and more.

He was a two-time Grammy winner, actor and record label owner, Rolling Stone reported. Bonnie Raitt covered one of his songs, as did George Strait, Carly Simon, John Cash, Don Williams and many other country greats.

After a 13-year hiatus, he released his first album with original material in 2018. It was called “The Tree of Forgiveness” and reached number 5 on the Billboard 200, reported Rolling Stone. In January 2020, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys before his death. The year before, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

CONTINUE READING: Yellowstone Season 4 Premiere Review & Summary

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