Joe Diffie

According to Adkins Publishing Grammy-winning country music singer-songwriter, Joe Diffie died Sunday from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Diffie was a mainstay of the '90s Country scene with hits such as “Pickup Man,” “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” and “John Deere Green.” 

Diffie was born in Tulsa and lived in Velma, Oklahoma.

The singer has tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. He is survived by his family. He was 61.

Big Country 99.5 in Tulsa, where Diffie hosted a radio show, will be playing tributes to his life and career starting on Monday.

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