Coronavirus: ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ songwriter Alan Merrill dies of complications from virus

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Coronavirus: ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ songwriter Alan Merrill dies of complications from virus

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Alan Merrill, best known for writing the hit song “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” died Sunday morning after experiencing coronavirus complications. He was 69.

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“I was given two minutes to say my goodbyes before I was rushed out,” she wrote of Merrill, who also was a guitarist and vocalist. “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.”

She said she walked home and received the news of his death by the time she reached her apartment.

“I’ve made a million jokes about the ‘Rona’ and how it’ll ‘getcha’ … boy, do I feel stupid,” she continued. “If anything can come of this, I beg of you to take this seriously. Money doesn’t matter. People are dying. You don’t think it’ll happen to you or your strong family. It has.”

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