Joe Diffie has passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 61 years old when he died on Sunday, March 29th.
Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and more have taken to Twitter and Instagram to honor the late country singer.
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Man what a week Kenny Rogers and now @officialjoediffie. This guy was an amazing singer and an even greater person. Such a sad week for the country music world. Joe was always so much fun to be around and I will never forget our Panama City show with @tylerfarr and @therealtracylawrence 😂…We will miss u my friend. Thanks for teaching us how to “Diffie”. #1994 ✌🏼
Can’t believe the news about Joe Diffie ……. my heart breaks for your family and friends – and fans …….
count me right in there too – you were THE REAL DEAL JOE…
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 29, 2020
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
So sad to hear of the passing of @JoeDiffieOnline To his family, friends, road crew, band, etc, Thoughts and prayers being sent your way. Thanks for inspiring guys like me to follow in your footsteps Joe. RIP Pickup Man.
— Justin Moore (@JustinColeMoore) March 29, 2020
How can this be??? Another dear friend & legend gone?!! @JoeDiffieOnline has passed away from Coronavirus. He was an incredible talent, loyal friend & one of the best souls you’d ever want to meet…. God be with us all during this time, RIP…. #rip #joediffie
– @JayDeMarcus pic.twitter.com/sTcFivnMWK
— Rascal Flatts (@rascalflatts) March 29, 2020
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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
I don’t know what to say. I am playing your songs loud and shedding a tear. Thank you for being a great friend and mentor. They say “don’t meet your hero’s” @JoeDiffieOnline that wasn’t the case with you.
Rest easy my brother. Love ya.
— Michael Ray (@Michaelraymusic) March 29, 2020
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) March 29, 2020
Always great when you meet someone you’re a huge fan of, and they exceed all of your expectations. Joe was the man. I’ve loved his music since I was a kid, and he will be missed. John Deere Green will be on repeat for awhile. pic.twitter.com/T9fv4tZoRs
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) March 29, 2020
I loved Joe… His music, his spirit, and his love for music… One of the most influential vocalist of our time in country music. So many great songs… However “Ships That Don’t Come In” always gets me @JoeDiffieOnline pic.twitter.com/pX1UNTVcA6
— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) March 29, 2020
I’m devastated by the loss of my friend @JoeDiffieOnline. I can’t find adequate words. But the records he made, that voice, the twinkle in his eye, and our memories cannot be taken away by this disease.
Please celebrate his music today everyone, go listen again to his records. pic.twitter.com/OYiyPTbLCy
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) March 29, 2020