Grammy-winning country artist Joe Diffie dies from coronavirus complications

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Joe Diffie At Prairie Band Casino

Joe Diffie At Prairie Band Casino

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An Instagram post on Sunday from Joe Diffie’s account said the singer passed away from complications with COVID-19.

On March 27, a publicist for Diffie said the country singer tested positive for COVID-19.

Diffie is no stranger to Northeast Kansas as he played a concert at Prairie Band Casino in August of 2019.

The Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy-winner is known for his hits in the ’90s including, “Honky Tonk Attitude,” “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox,” “John Deere Green,” “Third Rock From The Sun” and “Pickup Man.”

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

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