Joe Diffie has passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 61 years old when he died on Sunday, March 29th.
Diffie’s PR team shared the news of his death in a press release, which also asks for privacy for his family at this time. Diffie revealed he had tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday (March 27) via Social Media.
“I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment after testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).” Diffie stated at the time. “My family and I are asking for privacy at this time.”
His statement also encourages fans to do all they can to stop the spread of the virus, “We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic.”
A Tulsa native, Diffie was born December 28, 1958 and moved to Nashville as a demo session singer in the 1980s, he was later signed to the Nashville division of Epic in 1990 and released his debut album the end of that year. He charted over 30 singles, including “Ships That Don’t Come In,” “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox,” “If The Devil Danced,”Pickup Man,” along with so many more.
– Big Red