Joe Diffie, The Country Music Icon, Dies After Testing Positive to Coronavirus
The 1990s music legend Joe Diffie has sadly passed away on Sunday, March 29, due to COVID-19 complications at the age of 61.
Just two days ago on Friday, Joe Diffie announced publicly that he had been diagnosed with coronavirus. Diffie stated that he was under medical professionals’ care and receiving proper treatment. He added by reminding his fans and the public to be careful and cautious during this coronavirus pandemic.
Married four times, Joe Diffie is survived by his wife Tara Terpening Diffie, and 7 children
After Joe Diffie's death, his family wants their privacy to be respected.
Diffie's more than 20 songs had succeeded in getting into the top 10 country hits. To name a few of them that went No. 1 is Home, Pickup Man, Bigger Than The Beatles, Third Rock From The Sun. Home is his first No. 1 song from his first album "A Thousand Winding Roads."
Furthermore, Joe Diffie's two albums out of 13 were certified gold while another two albums went platinum. He also received Grammy for the song "Same Old Train.'
Diffie had released a duet in song "Pride and Joy" with Marc Broussard of the Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Watch one of his popular songs, "John Deere Green"
Celebrities have also expressed their condolences and prayers for Joe Diffie's family.
Carrie Underwood, for instance, had said she has no words to express the loss of Joe Diffie. She had shared her prayers for Diffie's family and friends.
Absolutely no words for the loss of Joe Diffie. The music and legacy he leaves behind are legendary. Prayers for his family and friends. ?
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) March 29, 2020
Similarly, Travis Tritt also tweeted...
I just learned that @JoeDiffieOnline has passed away due to complications from the Coronavirus. Joe was a friend and touring partner with me in the 90’s. This comes as a huge shock to all of us in the country music community. Deepest condolences to Joe’s family, friends and fans.
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) March 29, 2020
RIP Joe Diffie.