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Alan Merrill, ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Hitmaker, Died Due to Coronavirus

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The Rocker Alan Merrill, who was famous for the song “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll,” died on Sunday after he was diagnosed with coronavirus, according to his daughter.

He was the writer and recorder of the famous anthem in 1975 together with his band, The Arrows. He wrote it along with his bandmate Jake Hooker who earlier died in 2014.

Alan Merrill was a star in Japan during the 1970’s.

In 1982, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts made a cover, and then it made its way to the Billboard Hot 100 and a platinum album as per the Recording Industry of America Association.

Laura Merrill was interviewed by CNN and said that her father was rushed to the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York the day before he died.

He was immediately put on a ventilator because he had trouble breathing and donning with a fever.

He was having a cold for ten days and isolated himself at home as a safety precaution. She said, “He was still, you know, playing ball with his dog on his patio … and you know, doing his usual stuff until he just woke up and couldn’t breathe.”

On Saturday night, her sister sent her a message that his vital signs were going down, and family members were only allowed to say goodbye to him in 2 minutes.

“When I got to the hospital, my stepmother was there and had been in with him, and they said, his vitals were better. So, we were hopeful again,” she continued, “So I went in and comforted him and told him that his whole family loved him and rubbed his head.”

She walked going home and said her sister told her that she died while he was being taken to the ICU after it has been known that he was positive for the novel coronavirus.

She said, “It’s just been a big shock to the entire family, and you know, you don’t think coronavirus is going to happen to you. You hear about it, and it’s something people joke about online and, and it’s just, you know, it’s real, it’s real and it’s affecting people, and people are dying.”

Laura Merrill posted on her Facebook profile about her father’s passing away and shared it to the public:

I’ve been trying to sleep but I can’t. I woke up normally yesterday with the world at my feet and now today I lay here…

Posted by Laura Merrill on Sunday, March 29, 2020

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart

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[WEEKLY IDOL]

NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (https://cutt.ly/NEWKID), announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.

BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.

Photo: Instagram @selenagomez

Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.

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PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years. 

Photo: Instagram @realllllmino

Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.

Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.

Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

Death of George Floyd

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street

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