Joe Diffie Dies from Coronavirus Complications

The Grammy-winning singer of "Pickup Man" and "Bigger Than The Beatles" surrendered to the disease at the age of 61.

It is with great sadness that we report that Joe Diffie has passed away after taking a turn for the worse from Covid-19. We send our well wishes to Joe's family in this tough time. As a way to honor Joe, we plan a career-long retrospective of his vast catalog of hits.

Country music icon Joe Diffe has tested positive for Coronavirus (covid-19) and released the following statement:

"I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment," he says. My family and I are asking for privacy at this time. We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic.”

It's the first major news of a country music artists to have been confirmed to be suffering from COVID-19 but the "Pickup Man" is far from the last one who is likely to come down with the virus. We wish to echo what Joe Diffie said about being vigilant, cautious and careful during the Pandemic and we wish everyone remains happy and healthy in this unprecedented time of our lives.