Coronavirus Outbreak: Musician Alan Merrill, writer behind hit song 'I Love Rock n Roll' dies at 69

Alan Merrill wrote the song 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' which his band, The Arrows, released in 1975.

Asian News International March 30, 2020 11:16:01 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Musician Alan Merrill, writer behind hit song 'I Love Rock n Roll' dies at 69

Musician Alan Merrill, co-writer and singer of the original version of 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll,' died on Sunday of complications from coronavirus , at the age of 69.

The news was shared by his daughter, Laura Merril, on her Facebook page.

"The coronavirus took my father this morning," she wrote.

"I was given 2 minutes to say my goodbyes before I was rushed out. He seemed peaceful and as I left there was still a glimmer of hope that he wouldn't be a ticker on the right-hand side of the CNN/Fox news screen.," continued Laura in her Facebook post.

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Alan Merrill. Image from Twitter

The late musician was a member of the band The Arrows. Reportedly, it was while in the band, he wrote the song 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' which the band released in 1975.

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American singer-songwriter Joan Jett, upon hearing of Merrill's demise, took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt note.

Here is her statement

In the music industry, apart from Merrill, coronavirus claimed the life of Grammy-winning country music legend Joe Diffie on Sunday. He was 61.

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