Country music star Joe Diffie dies from coronavirus complications

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma-born country music star Joe Diffie died Sunday from coronavirus-related issues, according to his Facebook page.

GRAMMY®-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29 from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). His family requests privacy at this time.

Posted by Joe Diffie on Sunday, March 29, 2020

In a Friday Instagram post, the Grammy Award-winning singer said he was being treated for the virus, which had infected about 665,000 people worldwide and more than 124,000 in the United States by Sunday morning.

In a Friday Instagram post, the Grammy Award-winning singer said he was being treated for the virus, which had infected about 665,000 people worldwide and more than 124,000 in the United States by Sunday morning.

According to The Associated Press, Diffie, 61, is best known for songs such as "Honky Tonk Attitude" and "Third Rock From the Sun."

His family has asked for privacy at this time.

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