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Country star Joe Diffie has died at the age of 61 following a battle with coronavirus. The news was confirmed in a statement from Diffie’s reps obtained by Fox News.

“GRAMMY-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19),” the statement read. “His family respects their privacy at this time.”

Diffie’s rep offered a statement from Diffie last Friday, confirming his diagnosis with the virus.

“My family and I are asking for privacy at this time,” Diffie, 61, said in the Friday statement.

The statement was also shared on his official Instagram account.

The post also contained a black-and-white photo of the singer, smiling.

“We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic,” the Friday statement added.

The Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy winner was known for his hits in the ’90s including, “Honky Tonk Attitude,” “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox,” “John Deere Green,” “Third Rock From the Sun” and “Pickup Man.”

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9 Comments
  • Katydid says:

    Underlying conditions? This is important to know. Otherwise, it is only half a story.

    • JD says:

      I just heard a story where someone was said to die of bronchitis but then they changed the death certificate to say covid-19. How do we know all these people are really dying from this virus and not something else similar.

    • binkyxz3 says:

      Are you searching for an excuse to break the safety protocols ?!?

  • Flotmorton P Gildersleeve says:

    Thank You Mr. Diffie for your music and your genius; Keep singing up there, Sir. I will never ever forget your songs, especially: “Prop me up by the jukebox when I die” Again, Joe, thank you for a life well lived.

  • LST says:

    Have the liberals blamed Trump yet?

  • George says:

    I crossed paths with joe a couple of times on stage. He was a nice person.

  • William says:

    If I died from a lung disease today, would it be classed as a Coronavirus Complication?? I’m truly sorry that Joe Diffie has passed away, but where is the proof that the cause was due to Coronavirus?

  • Alison says:

    Two-stepped around the dance floor with Joe Diffie’s songs! He did country music right! RIP, Joe!

  • jerseybadger says:

    Rest in peace “Pickup man”.You will be missed.

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