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Country star Joe Diffie dies of complications from the coronavirus

Joe Diffie performs at "Luke Combs Joins the Grand Ole Opry Family" at Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

Grammy award-winning Country artist Joe Diffie passed away on Sunday, March 29, in Nashville. His death comes just two days after his representatives announced that he was being treated for coronavirus symptoms.

Diffie was 61.

His family has requested privacy and released no other information.

In a statement, Friday, Diffie said “I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment. 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.”

Diffie was a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 25 years. He had recently put plans on hold for an extensive concert tour scheduled to happen this year.

He is best known for his string of #1 hits that include “Home,” “If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “Third Rock From The Sun,” “Pickup Man,” and “Bigger Than The Beatles.”

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