Joe Diffie’s Widow Misses Husband, First Birthday Without Him

Joe Diffie / Instagram, Tara Terpening Diffie / Instagram

Tara Diffie shared a meaningful post on Instagram to honor her late husband’s birthday.

Country singer, Joe Diffie, died last March following complications of COVID-19. At 61 years old, Diffie left behind a legacy of top ten hits, including five No. 1 songs.


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Since Diffie’s passing, Tara has encouraged fans to keep her husband’s memory alive. In an Instagram post following Diffie’s death, Tara thanked fans and radio stations for continuing to listen to the songwriter’s music. Tara wrote:

“I cannot count how many people have contacted me. From coast to coast, all walks of life. Joe was so loved and I hope he can see how he affected everyone’s lives. From the candles, to the parade, to the people leaving gifts at the house- i thank you from the bottom of my heart! The radio stations are all playing his music and it makes my heart happy. We have loved every tribute. He loved his fans, his friends, his family and he was truly happy. Please keep playing his music. Please keep his legacy alive forever.”


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Tara also shared a meaningful post on Diffie’s birthday on Monday. She shared a sunset photo, which reminded Tara of her love.

“This sunset tonight is just so beautiful and perfect. Happy heavenly birthday,” Tara wrote in the caption. She closed the note with the words, “You are missed, you are loved.”


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Listen to Diffie talk about his greatest hits in the video below. 

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