Alan Merrill, the musician who wrote the famed song “I Love Rock N’ Roll,” has died at 69 due to complications from COVID-19 coronavirus, according to Merrill’s daughter.
In a statement, she said of the former “Arrows” member, “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/Fox news screen. “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.”