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