Country music legend Joe Diffie passed away because of COVID-19 on March 29. He was only 61 years old.
He informed people about his diagnosis via a Facebook post a few days ago. He said that he was being taken care of my medical professionals and was receiving treatment for COVID-19. The country singer added he and his family were asking for privacy during that time and reminded the public and his fans to remain vigilant, careful, and cautious.
Joe was well-loved in the music industry. He released more than 20 Top 10 Hits throughout his career. He was famous for his hits like “Home”, “Honky Tonk Attitude, “If The Devil Danced in Empty Pockets”, and more.
Many were devastated upon hearing this sad news especially his colleagues and music artists her collaborated with. Jason Adean took to Facebook to express that he was an amazing singer and a great person. He added that this had been a very sad week for the world of country music after losing Kenny Rogers last week. He said that Joe was so much fun to be with and that he will never forget their time together during their Panama City show.
Meanwhile, Billy Ray Cyrus said he was beyond sadness and loss for words while Carrie Underwood tweeted that Joe Diffie’s music and legacy are legendary. She also sent prayers for his family and friends.
On the other hand, Toby Keith said that his kids grew up around his parents and said his prayers are with his family. He also praised Joe for his traditional voice which will continue to live on. Granger Smith also praised Joe for inspiring an entire generation of country singers and how the singer accepted them with kindness and thanks.
Diffie isn’t the only celebrity who was affected by the coronavirus though he was the first country singer to tell the public of his diagnosis. Other celebrities who got COVID positive include Idris Elba, Colton Underwood of the Bachelor, Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, and even Prince Charles himself.- Advertisement -
However, many celebrities are also observing social distancing and home quarantine amid the pandemic.
Rest in peace, Joe Diffie.