Country singer Joe Diffie died on Sunday at the age of 61 from the consequences of the coronavirus, reports Variety . The singer was known for songs such as Bigger Than the Beatles and Pickup Man .

Just last Friday, it was announced that the singer was suffering from COVID-19.

Diffie had many number 1 hits in the 1990s. With this he won several Grammys. The American also reached the top ten hits in The Billboard Hot Country Songs in the 1990s .

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