Joe Diffie's publicist has confirmed to Rolling Stone that country hitmaker has passed away due to complications of the coronavirus.

It was just yesterday that we learned of Diffie's diagnosis and now this awful news.

Joe Diffie was one of the 90s' biggest country stars taking memorable hits like "Third Rock from the Sun" and "Pickup Man" all the way to number one.

Diffie had a total of five #1 songs in his career and 17 top ten hits.

Country stars took to Twitter to pay tribute and express their condolences: