When John Prine was introduced to the city of Gulfport, according to Fiona Whelan Prine, it was love at first sight. “It was like he landed in the landscape of one of his songs. It was just magical to him.”
Prine died due to complications from Covid-19 one year ago, on April 7, 2020, the day after the couple’s 24th wedding anniversary. He was 73.