Grammy-winning singer Joe Diffie dead from coronavirus complications

Grammy-winning singer Joe Diffie dead from coronavirus complications

American country music singer, Joe Diffie, has died after coronavirus complications.

The singer released a number of hits in the ’90s including ‘John Deere Green’, ‘Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)’ and ‘Pickup Man’.

Diffie passed away today (March 29) from “complications of coronavirus,” a statement posted on Facebook and Instagram by his wife Tara confirmed.

Diffie was 61 years old and is survived by Tara and their five children.

A number of musicians have announced that they’ve contracted coronavirus in the past weeks. Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien has revealed that he “most probably” has coronavirus, while Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan and Andrew Watt, songwriter for Post Malone and Cardi B both revealed that they have the virus, alongside a member of the Australian heavy rock band Ocean Grove.