Musicians, actors and politicians paid tribute to Meat Loaf, who died at the age of 74.
Among the tributes posted on social media were messages from Alice Cooper, Dave Mustaine, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Anthrax (whose guitarist Scott Ian is married to Meat Loaf’s daughter Pearl Aday), Cheap Trick, Cher, Edward Norton and former US President Donald Trump.
Alice Cooper“Meat Loaf was one of the greatest voices in rock ‘n’ roll, and he was definitely one of my closest friends in the business. He was really, really fun, really fun to be around. He felt just like a best friend to everyone, no matter how long you haven’t seen him.”
Paul Stanley“Meat Loaf passed away. So sad. He was one of a kind. Who could you compare him to? No one. That’s how you define greatness. My condolences to his entire family.”
Gene Simmons: “RIP Meatloaf. A nice man. We will miss him.”
Boy George: “RIP Meatloaf. Love and prayers to all his family and close friends. He once messed me up in a Chinese restaurant in St Johns Wood.”
Lenny Kravitz: “#MeatLoaf 09/27/1947 – 01/20/2022 You were a lover of a guy.”
Dave Mustaine: “My deepest condolences to the family of Michael Lee, better known as ‘Meat Loaf’. A Giant in the industry and a Giant among men. My condolences to his wonderful daughter, my friend Pearl, and to the millions of Meat Loaf fans around the world. We will surely miss you.”
Anthrax: “From his heart to your souls… never stop swinging!” We are deeply saddened that the incomparable, truly one-of-a-kind Meat Loaf is no longer with us. Our deepest condolences to Pearl, Scott and all of the family. All our love.”
Dear: “We had so much fun with Meat Loaf when we made it Doppleganger. I am truly sorry for his family, friends and fans. Am I imagining it, or do amazing people in the arts die every other day!?
I don’t keep movie stills at home. But I have this one in my office in a frame because it makes me smile every time. It’s engraved ‘Love and Hugs, Meat’ sums it up nicely. He was so funny. And soft. And warm to all. A gentle soul. RIP meatloaf pic.twitter.com/aMrIgXByEcJanuary 21, 2022
Travis Tritt: “I woke up this morning to the sad news that Meat Loaf had passed away. What an immense talent that was gone way too soon. He was also one of the kindest people you could ever wish to know. This world is a little less brilliant without him. this.”
Steven Van Zandt: “RIP Meatloaf. A good man with a big heart.”
cheap stuff: “The first meatloaf Bat out of hell gig was with Cheap Trick in Chicago. What do I remember from him? This gig? He got booed off stage and said he would never open shows for us or anyone else, and he kept his promise! RIP meatloaf.
Kevin Sorbo: “My dear friend, Meat Loaf, passed away. I just heard the sad news this morning. He was my golf buddy and a great sounding board for me in our discussions, from sports to politics. We met talked about a few months ago. RIP”
George Takei: “We wanted you, we needed you – and we loved you. Three out of three after all, Meatloaf. We will miss you.”
Rick Asley: “Meatloaf. What a legend. Rest in peace – Rick x”
Antonio Banderas: “Goodbye my dear friend. It was beautiful to share pieces of life with you. Adios querido amigo. Fue muy bonito compartir trozos de vida contigo.”
Billy No Mates“We’re getting better at letting people be who they are, but we’ve never been good at it. Meat Loaf just went all out on what he was doing, knowing full well that unlike Bowie, etc., He wasn’t the pin-up, His music was theater. Punk as shit. Paved a path.
Vernon Reid: “A complete original. Meat Loaf was the exact opposite of what ‘success’ was in rock ‘n’ roll Assumed Looks like. The anti-plant. He work to be a Mystery Date “Dud” in the “100 Million Sold” is the alone why he is relevant to the fancy folk who claim to love him now.”
Ted Nugent: “Rest in peace my soulbrother soulmusic bloodbrother! A great man, a great American, rock solid in the trumps column of the American dream! The wondrous force of nature Meat Loaf will be with us forever.”
Adam Lambert: “A soft-hearted rock star forever and ever. You’ve been so kind. Your music will always be iconic. I’m sure you sing gigs in the afterlife. Rest In Peace sir.”
Jon Bon Jovi“What a voice. What a larger than life presence. I saw the original tour.
I liked it so much. Love your meat…”
Dee Snider“So sad to hear of Meat Loaf’s passing. I have incredible memories with this man from Castle Donnington in 1983 at Celebrity Apprentice at house parties. He was a true force of nature…and that voice! Love and condolences to his family.”
Bonnie Tyler: “I am shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Meat Loaf. He was, as you can imagine, a larger than life character with a voice and stage presence to match and is one of those rare people who was truly a unique talent and personality. Rest in peace.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber: “The vaults of heaven will rock. RIP Meatloaf. Give Jim my best.”
Mitt Romney“Heartache – but with warm memories – with the news of Meat Loaf’s passing. A man of gentle kindness, generous spirit and exceptional talent. The unique quality of his music will stand the test of time. the test of time. Like many who knew him, I will miss his friendship.”
Matt Hancock: “Very sorry to hear that Meat Loaf has passed away. First gig I ever went to. Incredible stage presence. I’ll never forget the moment he took to the stage and shouted ‘Hello Birmingham’ to a stunned crowd of Manchester. My thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.”
donald trump“Meat Loaf was a great guy – I got to know him really well doing Celebrity Apprentice. He was smart, talented, open and warm. His success was huge – we all loved him. Meatloaf will be sorely missed!”
Bruce Kulick: “Meat Loaf, (Marvin Lee Aday) passed away last night at the age of 74. Bob [Kulick] and had the unique pleasure of performing with him, supporting the incredible Bat out of hell album. He was an exceptionally brave and passionate man and a talent that I will miss.”
Mike Portnoy“We’ll be talking a lot about Meat Loaf in the next few days and his amazing career…but Eddie will always be my earliest and fondest memory of him! My condolences to Pearl and Scott and everyone who knew him. “
I hope heaven is as you remember it from the dashboard light, Meat Loaf. I had fun doing a skit with him Saturday Live at Last Century – https://t.co/RxoH36OYHwJanuary 21, 2022