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Singer Joe Diffie dead from coronavirus complications, age 61

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (KWWL) – American country music singer Joe Diffie has died due to complications from COVID-19.

Diffie's publicist, Adkin's Publicity, announced his death Sunday and said his family was requesting privacy at this time.

On Friday, the 61-year-old singer announced he tested positive for the virus and that he was in medical care.

Diffie performed at John Deere's 100th Anniversary celebration in Waterloo in 2018.

He is considered one of the most successful singers/songwriters of the 1990s with 13 albums and more than 20 Top 10 hits. Some of his most well-known songs included: "John Deere Green," Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox," "Honky Tonk Attitude" and "Bigger Than the Beatles."

Collin Dorsey

Weekend Anchor

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