Unfortunately, we need to share the sad news which comes from Mark Knopfler. Namely, this is definitely the saddest month for Knopfler, and we are praying to finish here.
Earlier this month on April 8, Mark Knopfler has shared that he is very sad for the loss of his friend and colleague John Prine. John was born on October 10, 1946, and he was an American country-folk singer and songwriter, composer, recording artist as well as a live performer from the early 70s until his death.
“Today I am so sad to learn of the loss of John Prine. His songs, full of humour, honesty, and humanity, will endure in our affection always.” – Mark Knopfler, April 8, 2020.
John Prine, unfortunately, passed away at the age of 73, because of the complications from COVID-19 (Coronavirus), as his family announced in the media. He died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
After six days, on April 14, 2020, Mark Knopfler shared his farewell to Sir Stirling Moss. On Sunday, April 12, in London at the age of 90, after a long illness, the legendary British F1 racing driver and the titan of the motorsport Sir Stirling Moss sadly passed away at the age of 90.
This greatest driver left behind him an incredible legacy, and during his career, he was with the teams as Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Vanwall, Rob Walker Cooper, Lotus, and HWM. As we know, Mark Knopfler is a fan of motorsport and his hobby is driving cars and motors. Stirling Moss was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. He won 212 races and has been described as “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship.”
“Farewell to Sir Stirling Moss, a great man and at all times a great sportsman. He is an inspiration to the rest of us in these tough times.” – Mark Knopfler, April 14, 2020.
Just two days after Mark has shared his farewell to Stirling Moss, on April 16 Mark’s long and dear friend as well as studio manager David Stewart passed away because of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Mark Knopfler has shared all this information on his official website. David worked in Mark’s studio British Groove Studios in London, United Kingdom since 2004 as a studio manager.
“I am very sad to announce the loss of our dear friend David Stewart, our studio manager, recently to the Coronavirus. David will be sorely missed, not only by everyone at British Grove but also by everybody who knew him. Our heart goes out to our beloved Robyn and their two sons Jake and Tommy.” – Mark Knopfler, April 16, 2020.
On this occasion, we would like to send prayers to the families of Moss, Prine, and Stewart, and big love to Mark Knopfler. Hopefully, this will be finished soon and we would be ready for listening to great music again.