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The Music and Entertainment World Mourns Singer-Songwriter John Prine

John Prine, in a velvet jacket and bolo tie, sitting in the audience at the Grammys.
John Prine at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 26. The singer-songwriter died Tuesday. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

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Legendary country and folk singer-songwriter John Prine died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19, and the music and entertainment world is mourning his loss. Everyone from fellow musicians like Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Crow to talk show hosts like Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert are sharing stories about what Prine and his work meant to them over the years. Here’s what people are saying.