The world of music and entertainment has lost a legend.
Country music singer Joe Diffie is the latest celebrity to die from coronavirus pandemic.
“Joe Diffie died today, Sunday March 29, from complications of the coronavirus,” reads a statement shared with E! News. “His family respects their privacy right now.”
The assassin was only 61 years old.
News of Diffie’s death comes a few days after releasing a Facebook statement regarding the contract with COVID-19. Second Variety, was the first country singer to make his diagnosis public.
“I am under the care of medical professionals and I am currently receiving treatment,” read his statement on the social media platform. “My family and I are asking for privacy right now. We want to remind the public and all my fans to be alert, cautious and careful during this pandemic.”
Joe has been loved by many in the music business. He has also posted more than 20 Top 10 hits during his career. Some of his notable songs include “Home”, “If the devil danced (in empty pockets)”, “New Way (lighting an old flame)”, “Honky Tonk Attitude” and more.
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