Joe Diffie has died from complications due to coronavirus, ET confirms. He was 61. The country music legend was one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 1990s, having written hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty and Jo Dee Messina.
Diffie’s hits include “Home,” “If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame),” “Ships That Don’t Come In,” “Honky Tonk Attitude,” and more. He won a Grammy Award in 1998 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for “Same Old Train.” He recently celebrated 25 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
The singer shared on social media late last week that he was receiving treatment after testing positive for COVID-19. “I am under the care of medical professionals,” he wrote, adding: “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.”
Diffie’s family asks for their privacy to be respected at this time.