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COVID-19 Claims Songwriter John Prine, Producer Hal Willner and New Jersey Politician Michael Yun

HeadlineApr 08, 2020

In the United States, one of America’s greatest songwriters, John Prine, died Tuesday at a Nashville hospital of COVID-19. For five decades, the Grammy-winning folk singer centered the lives and struggles of ordinary people in his music as he chronicled the stories of working-class people, from Vietnam vets to residents of his parents’ hometown of Paradise, Kentucky, a town devastated by strip mining. John Prine was 73 years old.

The celebrated music producer Hal Willner has died at the age of 64 after experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. He was the longtime music supervisor at “Saturday Night Live.”

And Jersey City Councilmember Michael Yun has also died of COVID-19. In 2013, Yun became the first Korean-born person elected to the Jersey City Council.

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