Alan Merrill, who penned the anthem “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” that have become an technology-defining hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett, has died of headaches from coronavirus at age 69.
Daughter Laura Merrill introduced her father’s dying on Facebook Sunday, hours after leaving his New York City health facility room.
“The Coronavirus took my father this morning,” she wrote. “I become given 2 mins to say my goodbyes before I was rushed out. He regarded peaceful and as I left there has been nevertheless a glimmer of hope that he wouldn’t be a ticker on the proper hand facet of the CNN/Fox news display screen … By the time I got within the doorways to my condo I received the news that he turned into long past.”
Merrill wrote ruefully approximately joking with her father approximately the “bloodless” he had come down with weeks in the past.
“I had just photographed his portrait for his new album. Texted with him earlier. He performed down the ‘cold’ he idea he had,” she wrote. “I’ve made one million jokes about the ‘Rona’ and the way it’ll ‘getcha’…Boy do I sense silly. If anything can come of this I beg of you to take this seriously. Money doesn’t count.”