Alan Merrill, who penned the iconic anthem "I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll," has died of coronavirus complications at 69 years old. His other television and film credits include "Sesame Street," "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" Schlesinger’s band, which was co-founded with Chris Collingwood, was best known for its 2003 hit Stacy’s Mom, a humorous track about a young boy who has a crush on his friend’s mother. Fountains of Wayne member Adam Schlesinger, who's best known for 2003 pop-rock hit "Stacy's Mom," has been hospitalized with coronavirus. Adam Schlesinger won three Emmy awards, including for a song for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. He tweeted: “I knew him best as a mentor, and a friend. Adam co-wrote "Stacy's Mom" with Fountains of Wayne lead singer Chris Collingwood. "Adam has been hospitalized with COVID-19. In fact, it was one of the first songs to reach the #1 spot on the “Most Downloaded Songs” list of the iTunes Music Store. He is the cousin of "The Walking Dead" actor Jon Bernthal. Official video of Fountains of Wayne performing Stacy's Mom from the album Welcome Interstate Managers. Schlesinger earned nominations for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys, winning the latter two. Schlesinger, 52, has been in a New York hospital for a week, his lawyer Jaime Herman told USA TODAY. Stacy's mom has got it goin' on Stacy's mom has got it goin' on. ", Throughout his more than two-decade career, Schlesinger has left an indelible mark on music, movies, TV and Broadway. He was one of the first people I co-wrote a song with and we went on the road with Fountains of Wayne back in the day. He died on Wednesday morning, according to Variety. Schlesinger won a Grammy in 2009 for his work on A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Model Who Played ‘Stacy’s Mom’ Is Now 50 and Has a Totally New Career. Rest In Peace, my dear friend.”, The singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins also paid tribute and said: “I’m heartbroken to hear about Adam Schlesinger’s passing. The Luther star Idris Elba was also diagnosed with the virus. My heart goes out to his family and band mates.”, Acclaimed songwriter Diane Warren said: “RIP Adam Schlesinger. His family appreciates all of the love and support. Share on Facebook. Advertisement. The Stacy's Mom singer was 52. The band has released five studio albums since forming in 1995, most recently 2011's "Sky Full of Holes. The award-winning singer-songwriter Adam Schlesinger, best known for his work with US rock band Fountains of Wayne, has reportedly died at the age of 52 after being diagnosed with coronavirus. "Thank you for the outpouring of love for Adam and his family," Schlesinger's family said in a statement shared with USA TODAY. The bass player co-wrote the band's 2003 hit, Stacy's Mom - an ode to unrequited teenage lust, which starred model Rachel Hunter in the video. He was best known as the bass player and co-songwriter of Fountains of Wayne, the power-pop band whose hits included Stacy’s Mom … Stacy, do you remember when I mowed your lawn? People are sick and dying. When four early teenagers fall in love with their friend's mother, their homework isn't the only thing that starts to get hard! ", As a founding member of power-pop band Fountains of Wayne, he was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2003 for best new artist and best pop duo/group performance for "Stacy's Mom," which peaked at No. “Stacy’s Mom” singer Adam Schlesinger, who was in the bands Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, died from complications related to the coronavirus, his attorney, Josh Grier… Schlesinger, 52, has been in a … Adam Schlesinger (left) and Jodi Porter (right) of "Fountains of Wayne" with Rachel Hunter (centre). Things Fall Apart singer Cristina reportedly dies from coronavirus. You're just not the girl for me I know it might be wrong but I'm in love with Stacy's mom. It is hard to stay locked indoors but lives will be saved. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, have recovered. He was best known as the bass player and co-songwriter of Fountains of Wayne, the power-pop band whose hits included Stacy’s Mom and Hey Julie.