It is with great sadness to report that Grammy winning country music star Joe Diffie has died at the age of 61 following a battle with coronavirus.
Diffie’s reps released a short statement:
“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.”
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Via FOX News:
“My family and I are asking for privacy at this time,” Diffie, 61, said in the statement.
“We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic,” the statement added.
Diffie charted 35 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, five of which peaked at number one.
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.”
We send our deepest condolences out to his family, friends and fans. 🙏🙏🙏
Rest in peace brother and thanks for the memories…