The widow of Alan Merrill, who died at age 69 on March 29 in New York City due to complications from the coronavirus, shared her harrowing experience of trying to get him treatment within the city's overstretched healthcare system.
Alan Merill, known for co-writing the hit song -- I Love Rock and Roll -- died at the age of 69 due to complications from the coronavirus.According to Fox News, Alan's daughter broke the news on her Facebook account that her father died on March 29."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," she wrote."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," she added.Merrill's daughter further mentioned that her father was in good spirit recently.American singer Joan Jett also expressed her condolences in a midnight tweet."I've just learned of the awful news that Alan Merrill has passed. My thoughts and love go to his family, friends and .
Merrill, 69, saw his song become a platinum single thanks to the 1982 version by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. The royalties rolled in as it became a rock classic, re-recorded by Britney Spears and others and added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.