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Country Singer Joe Diffie Dies of Coronavirus Two Days After Announcing Diagnosis

Added 03-29-20 05:45:03pm EST - “Country singer Joe Diffie has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61. The singer had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like "Home" and "Pickup Man." Advertisement - story…” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Country Singer Joe Diffie Dies of Coronavirus Two Days After Announcing Diagnosis”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

FILE - This Aug. 22, 2018 file photo shows Joe Diffie performing at the 12th annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. A publicist for Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19. Diffie is under the care of medical professionals and is receiving treatment. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)

The singer had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like “Home” and “Pickup Man.”

Diffie on Friday announced he had contracted the coronavirus, becoming the first country star to go public with such a diagnosis.

Diffie’s publicist Scott Adkins said the singer died Sunday due to complications from the virus.

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