Country Singer Joe Diffie Dies After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

News by Arsad Published on 30 Mar,2020

Country Singer Joe Diffie Dies From COVID-19

  • Country singer Joe Diffie died on March 29. He was 61.
  • He died due to complications related to coronavirus.
  • He had tested positive for COVID-19 two days before he passed away. 

A sad news for the music industry! Joe Diffie, a country singer who hit in the ‘90s with songs like Third Rock From the Sun and John Deere Green has died. He was 61.

His publicist confirmed his death news to Rolling Stone, saying that he passed away on March 29. As for the cause of death, Diffie died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

He had tested positive for COVID-19 just two days earlier before he passed away. In a statement, he said on March 27,

I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment. The public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic.

Born in Tulsa and raised in Velma, Oklahoma, Diffie had released numerous hit songs such as “Home,” “If the Devil Danced,” “Third Rock From the Sun,” “Pickup Man,” and “Bigger Than the Beatles.”

He charted 18 Top Ten singles among which the 1993 radio staples "John Deere Green” and "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox" reached the Top Five.

Rest In Peace