Musician Alan Merrill passed away in New York aged 69. He died as a result of his battle with coronavirus amid the worldwide outbreak of the disease. Alan Merrill is also widely known for his track, I Love Rock 'n' Roll.
Songwriter Alan Merrill’s daughter Laura took to social media to share the heartbreaking news with fans. While talking about the same, Laura added: “The Coronavirus took my father this morning. I was given 2 minutes to say my goodbyes before I was rushed out”.
Laura Merrill went on to add that after she was rushed out of the hospital, she walked all the way home. She revealed that when she reached home, she got the news that her father, Alan Merrill had passed away. While talking about the same, she went on to say, “I walked 50 blocks home still with hope in my heart. The city that I knew was empty. I felt I was the only person here and perhaps in many ways I was. By the time I got in the doors to my apartment I received the news that he was gone”.
Laura Merrill went on to add how she will not be able to bid goodbye to her father with a proper funeral due to coronavirus. She said how her father has been “the greatest love of my life”. While penning a heartfelt note, she told how she will not be able to hug her father anymore.
Alan Merrill gained a huge amount of worldwide popularity for his 1975 hit song, I Love Rock 'n' Roll. The singer wrote the song originally while he was still a part of the band, The Arrows. The song later went on to become a huge hit for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in 1982.