Great musician ALAN MERRILL, co-writer, and singer of the original version of “I LOVE ROCK” N “ROLL” died on Sunday due to complications from coronavirus (COVID-19) at the age of 69. He was also working as an American actor and model. Alan Merrill daughter LAURA MERRILL confirmed the news of her father on Facebook. “The coronavirus took my father this morning. 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 AND Fox news screen. I walked 50 blocks home still with hope in my heart. The city that I knew was completely empty I feel I was the only person here and perhaps in many ways, I was By the time I got in the doors to my apartment.
Alan Merrill married the late model Cathee Dahmen in the late 1970s, union which brought 2 children, Laura and Allan Jr.
This is the to all of us, Please try to stay in touch with the people you really love and care about. Life is very short, Alan I am sorry that I didn’t reach out to you years ago.
Rock Star Joan Jett saw him perform the iconic song on a British TV show the following year and she ended up recording her own version, which became an instant hit that helped define an era and was the No. 1 song in the US for 8 weeks in 1982.
When she got home she said her sister let her know that he died while being transferred to the ICU after his coronavirus test came back positive and It’s just been a big shock to the entire family and you know, you don’t coronavirus is going to happen to you.