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The information was confirmed in an announcement from Diffie’s reps obtained by Fox Information.
“GRAMMY-winning nation music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from problems of coronavirus (COVID-19),” the assertion learn. “His family respects their privacy at this time.”
Diffie’s rep provided an announcement from Diffie final Friday, confirming his diagnosis with the virus.
“My family and I are asking for privacy at this time,” Diffie, 61, stated within the Friday assertion.
The assertion was additionally shared on his official Instagram account.
The publish additionally contained a black-and-white photograph of the singer, smiling.
“We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic,” the Friday assertion added.
The Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy winner was recognized for his hits within the ’90s together with, “Honky Tonk Attitude,” “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox,” “John Deere Green,” “Third Rock From the Sun” and “Pickup Man.”
Fox Information’ Mariah Haas and The Related Press contributed to this report