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Country music's Joe Diffie dies from coronavirus, while fellow singer John Prine hospitalized with symptoms

by Carlin Becker

March 29, 2020 08:44 PM

Country music star Joe Diffie died after developing complications following a positive test for the coronavirus, while fellow singer John Prine is in critical condition with virus symptoms.

The singer's family confirmed his death in a statement Sunday, which read, "GRAMMY-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). His family respects their privacy at this time."

Diffie, 61, had confirmed he had the novel coronavirus on Friday. The singer and Grammy winner was known for several 1990s hits including, "Honky Tonk Attitude," "John Deere Green," and "Pickup Man."

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John Prine still hospitalized with COVID-19 but is now stable, his wife says
Anything can still happen but this article said he was critical since last Thursday, now, this article says his wife says he is in stable condition, other articles seem to say similar.  So, just posting this update and "stable" certainly sounds better than "Critical".  I'll just post this here, if one feels it is important, post it in the "share" thread.

Yahoo came out with an article an hour ago, I think it must basically be an older article.... but, it's interesting that it says he was "intubated" which is a term I have vaguely heard used during all of this and is not a good sign, it means, I think, that it was urgent to deal with his condition:

Prine was hospitalized Thursday and intubated Saturday night after a “sudden onset” of the illness, the family said in a statement on his verified Twitter account.

So, a story on the sidebar at this link does have another story where, repeating again, the wife says he is now in stable condition. A positive but we will see where this goes.
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I know Prine has a history of lung cancer so he is particularly at high risk of serious complications from this.

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The article makes no mention of any underlying conditions as usual.
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I'm a huge John Prine fan. Prayers for his recovery.
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