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Entertainment Joe Diffie, GRAMMY-Winning Country Singer, Dies at 61 From Coronavirus Complications

05:45  30 march  2020
05:45  30 march  2020 Source:   etonline.com

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Joe Diffie , one of the most celebrated country artists of the 1990s, died Sunday from complications of the coronavirus , his publicist He was 61 . Two days before his death, the Grammy - winning artist said he tested positive for the virus. “I am under the care of medical professionals and currently

Country star Joe Diffie -- who skyrocketed to fame with his hit "John Deere Green" -- has died from the coronavirus this according to his team. The Grammy - winning singer passed away Sunday due to complications from the disease known as COVID-19, so says his management company, Adkins

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Joe Diffie has died from complications due to coronavirus, ET confirms. He was 61. Diffie's family asks for their privacy to be respected at this time, his rep tells ET.

The country music legend was one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 1990s, having written hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty and Jo Dee Messina. He won a GRAMMY Award in 1998 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for "Same Old Train."

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Diffie's hits include "Home," "If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)," "New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame)," "Ships That Don’t Come In," "Honky Tonk Attitude," and more. He recently celebrated 25 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

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Country star Joe Diffie has died at the age of 61 following a battle with coronavirus . The news was confirmed in a statement from Diffie 's reps obtained " GRAMMY - winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19)," read

(WKRN) – GRAMMY ®- winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). Diffie was 61 years old. Stay with News 2 for continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can also find more information and resources

The singer shared on Friday that he was receiving treatment after testing positive for COVID-19. "I am under the care of medical professionals," he wrote, in part, on Instagram. "My family and I are asking for privacy at this time. We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic."

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A week earlier, Diffie posted about having to reschedule shows due to the outbreak.

"I just want to say to all the fans, the show cancellations are not my idea of a good time. Promoters, venues etc are postponing these events, as expected with everything going on. These shows that are postponed are affecting all of us musicians and our bands, crews, drivers, etc. Please pray for all of us and hope we can get America back on track and back to normal," he wrote. "We definitely will miss all of the fans and we plan on rescheduling any shows postponed! Thanks for being the greatest fans ever! Stay well and see you out there soon!!!"

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“ Grammy - winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19),” the statement read simply. “His family respects their privacy at this time.” On Friday, Diffie become the first country star to go public with a coronavirus

Grammy - winning country singer -songwriter Joe Diffie has died from coronavirus complications , his family Diffie passed away today (March 29) from “ complications of coronavirus ,” a statement posted on Facebook and Diffie was 61 years old and is survived by Tara and their five children.

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