Country legend Joe Diffie has died after contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He was only 61 years old when he died today (March 29).
His family is asking for privacy for his family at this time. Joe revealed last Friday (March 27th) that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, saying”I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment,” Diffie said at the time. “My family and I are asking for privacy at this time.”
He asked his fans to do all they can to stop the spread of the virus: “We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic,” the singer added.
Diffie had 35 singles make the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, five of which peaked at number one: his debut release “Home”, “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)”, “Third Rock from the Sun”, “Pickup Man” (his longest-lasting number-one song, at four weeks) and “Bigger Than the Beatles”.
Though he might be better known for songs “John Deere Green” and “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.