Joe Diffie’s Widow Clears Up Rumors That He Died From Lung Cancer, Not COVID-19

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Joe Diffie’s Widow Clears Up Rumors That He Died From Lung Cancer, Not COVID-19 | Classic Country Music Videos

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On March 29, Joe Diffie’s family made an announcement that the singer had sadly passed away from complications with COVID-19.

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.

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Posted by Joe Diffie on Sunday, March 29, 2020

The unfortunate news came just two days after it was revealed he was being treated for the virus, saying, “I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment after testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).” The singer also asked for privacy and urged fans to be “vigilant, cautious, and careful.”

Diffie is survived by his wife Tara, and five children, Parker, Kara, Drew, Tyler, and Kylie.

Since his death, Tara has posted on both her own Instagram page, as well as her husband’s, begging his fans to “keep playing his music. Please keep his legacy alive forever.”

It seems she also has to get on Instagram to address rumors about her husband’s cause of death.

Tara came across a post on social media of a fan who shared Diffie’s music video for “A Night To Remember.” Along with the video, the person wrote, “Although reported as COVID, found out today [Joe] had been struggling with lung cancer for quite some time and it finally took it’s [sic] toll. Rip Joe.”

Tara shared a screenshot of this post and clarified, “My husband @officialjoediffie did NOT HAVE LUNG CANCER.”

She continued to explain that her father-in-law, who is also named Joe Diffie, did pass away from Stage 4 lung cancer in November 2018, but her husband did not.

STOP STARTING FAKE NEWS. I’ve seen multiple posts and it’s upsetting to all of us,” she continued.

See her address the social media post below.

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