The World Reacts To Death Of Meat Loaf

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

January 21, 2022

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The music world was in mourning Friday after the news that Meat Loaf, one of the most beloved rockers of all-time, had passed away at 74 years old.

Meat Loaf, whose real name was Marvin Lee Aday, was known for his powerful singing voice and passionate live performances. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums with songwriter Jim Steinman includes some of the best-selling albums in music history.

Offstage, Meat Loaf was known for his unending charm and charisma. Cher recalled the song she collaborated on with him in 1981, "Dead Ringer."

Musical theater icon Andrew Lloyd Webber wished the best for the rocker as he moves on to whatever's next.

Bonnie Tyler, whose '83 megahit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was written by Steinman, called Meat Loaf a "one off talent and personality."

Boy George offered condolences to Meat Loaf's family, before sharing an anecdote about a run-in with Meat Loaf at a Chinese restaurant in London.

Living Colour's Vernon Reid opined on how Meat Loaf achieved almost universal appeal while maintaining an artistic edge and continuing to challenge his audience for over 40 years.

While Meat Loaf's passing is sad, fan Ryan Eldredge pointed out that the music isn't going anywhere.

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