Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping, rock-tinged singles such as “Home” and “Pickup Man” has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Mar 30, 2020, 2:01 AM

Updated 1,576 days ago

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Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications
(AP) - Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping, rock-tinged singles such as “Home” and “Pickup Man” has died after testing positive for COVID-19.
He was 61.
A spokesman for Diffie on Friday announced he had contracted the coronavirus, becoming the first country star to go public with such a diagnosis.
Diffie's publicist said the singer died Sunday in Nashville, Tennessee, due to complications from the virus.
Diffie was a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 25 years. His hits included “Honky Tonk Attitude" and “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)." 


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