Joe Diffie, a Grammy Award-winning country music hitmaker, died Sunday from coronavirus complications. He was 61.
A representative for Diffie confirmed his death in a news release.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Diffie enjoyed a triumphant run of country hits in the early 1990s, including
The "Pickup Man," "John Deere Green" and "Third Rock from the Sun" singer confirmed Friday that he tested positive for the virus and asked for privacy as he received treatment.
"We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic,” Diffie said in his statement last week.
The singer had been planning to release "I Got This," his first new album in seven years.
Earlier this month, he postponed a concert in Georgia, citing coronavirus concerns.
This report is developing.
Contributing: Dave Paulson