Did Joan Jett Die Of Coronavirus?
In the world of Coronavirus, we are starting to see more deaths everyday. Twitter, and Google are showing that "Joan Jett died of Coronavirus" in March. Is this true?
When you Google "Did Joan Jett die" you see this:
Currently, no news outlets are reporting on this. We will update this story when more information is provided. As of 10:37PM EST, we are leaning this is an internet rumor.
These Tweets also help us believe its a rumor:
Guitar World reports that Alan Merrill, who was the frontman for 1970s rockers the Arrows and was best known for co-writing "I Love Rock ‘N Roll", died from complications of coronavirus in New York on March 29. He was 69 years old. Many are starting to think that's how Jett was connected to this.
Jett has been very active on YouTube and social media during the COVID19 pandemic. Jett, Michael McDonald and Ritchie Blackmore were among the latest artists to perform from lockdown at home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jett connected with her Blackhearts bandmates to perform “Light of Day” - which was written by Bruce Springsteen and originally recorded by Jett for the 1987 movie of the same name - with all four members in their own homes.
Philadelphia-born Joan Larkin got her start in the band the Runaways (with Lita Ford) when she was just 15 years old. But it was her solo career, which she launched with 1980's 'Bad Reputation' album, that made her a star. 1981's surprise hit 'I Love Rock-N-Roll' was a No. 1 hit single; the album reached No. 2. With her band the Blackhearts, Jett released a string of albums over the years. In 1987, she starred in the movie 'Light of Day' with Michael J. Fox. Jett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
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