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.
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.
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.
American singer-songwriter Joan Jett, upon hearing of Merrill's demise, took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt note.
Here is her statement
— Joan Jett (@joanjett) March 29, 2020
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