'I hope paradise is as you remember it': Stars pay tribute to Meat Loaf | Inquirer Entertainment

‘I hope paradise is as you remember it’: Stars pay tribute to Meat Loaf

/ 10:13 AM January 23, 2022
U.S. musician and actor Meat Loaf speaks during a press conference in Mexico City

U.S. musician and actor Meat Loaf answers questions during a press conference in Mexico City, Aug. 7, 2003. Image: Reuters/Henry Romero

LONDON — Meat Loaf, the United States rock star whose debut “Bat Out of Hell” became one of the bestselling albums of all time, has died aged 74. Here are reactions from fellow entertainers and celebrities.

American singer Cher:

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“Had So Much Fun With Meatloaf When We Did ‘Dead Ringer’. Am Very Sorry For His Family, Friends & Fans. Am I imagining It, or Are Amazing Ppl In The Arts Dying every other Day!?”

British singer Boy George:

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“R.I.P Meatloaf. Love and prayers to all his family and close friends. He once turned me upside down in a Chinese Restaurant in St Johns Wood.”

British writer and actor Stephen Fry:

“I hope paradise is as you remember it from the dashboard light, Meat Loaf. He had the quality of being simultaneously frightening and cuddly.”

British producer Pete Waterman:

“It was his voice – you knew what you got with Meat Loaf. It was 100% of everything.”

Former U.S. President Donald Trump:

“Meat Loaf was a great guy — got to know him very well doing Celebrity Apprentice,” he said in a statement, referring to the reality TV show Trump hosted. “He was smart, talented, open, and warm.”

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British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber:

“The vaults of heaven will be ringing with rock. RIP Meatloaf.” JB

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