In shocking news, American country music singer Joe Diffie, the man behind classics like “Pickup Man” and “John Deere Green” lost his life due to the deadly COVID-19. At 61, the Grammy winner and former Grand Ole Opry member died on Sunday from complications with coronavirus.
Diffie’s death was confirmed on his Facebook page, that said he died on Sunday “from coronavirus complications.” His death came only two days after he revealed that he had checked the virus positively and was seeking medical attention.
Apart from this many other celebs posted their condolence on Twitter for the huge loss.
Diffie is from Oklahoma. Out of many hit songs “Pickup Man,” “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” and “John Deere Green” the best. His first album, “A Thousand Winding Roads,” was released in 1990 and featured his hit song “Back.” About 137,000 people in the United States tested coronavirus positively and more than 2,400 deaths occurred.
Joe Diffie was born in 1958 into a musical family in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His first musical appearance came at the age of 14. This is when he sang in the country music band of his aunt Dawn Anita. Diffie’s father, Joe R., played guitar and banjo, and his mother sang. Following in the footsteps of his mother, Diffie started singing early. He sometimes uses to listen to the albums in his father’s set of records.