Legendary Country singer, Joe Diffie has died due to complications from Covid-19 at the age of 61 years.
The award winning Country singer announced on Friday the 27th of March 2020, that he had contracted the virus, thus becoming the first Country singer to declare his status and was receiving medical treatments. The singers spokesman Scott Adkins revealed that Diffie died on Sunday the 29th of March 2020, Nashville, Tennessee, due to complications from the virus.
Diffie is an American Country singer from Tulsa Oklahoma who became popular in the 90s and released hit songs like “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)”, “Honky Tonk Attitude”, “Bigger Than the Beatles” and “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)”. The singer on the song “Same Old Train” won a collaborative Grammy awards alongside Merle Haggard, Marty Stuart and others. A lot of his fans have now come out to mourn their favorite Country singer.
See reactions below;
We are feeling it now. Oklahoma boy Joe Diffie has passed away from this virus. My kids grew up around his parents. My prayers will be with his family. A great traditional voice will live on cuz I’m putting his music on now. Here’s a beer to ya, Joe. Go get your reward. -T
— Toby Keith (@tobykeith) March 29, 2020
The LEGENDARY #JoeDiffie was an artists artist. His music was honky tonk 101 if you wanted to be the real deal in our business. No one ever sang it better, and no one was ever more down to earth and caring for other singers. We'll miss you Joe. @jakeowen @BigKennyTV @cowboytroy pic.twitter.com/HdpOP01NYm
— John Rich (@johnrich) March 29, 2020