Meat Loaf's wife Deborah Aday says her 'sadness is beyond words' in heartfelt tribute

Wife Deborah was among the many who mourned the rock icon's death on Thursday


                            Meat Loaf's wife Deborah Aday says her 'sadness is beyond words' in heartfelt tribute
Meat Loaf's wife Deborah Aday has shared a heartfelt message on his death (Photo by Getty Images)
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Meat Loaf’s wife Deborah Aday, daughters Amanda and Pearl, along with countless others are mourning the death of the rock superstar. The Grammy-winning singer died at the age of 74 on Thursday surrounded by family and close friends in Nashville.

Meat Loaf’s wife Deborah shared, "The grief I feel over the loss of my husband is gut-wrenching. I was lying close to Michael when he took his last breath and my sadness is beyond words. I've always called him by his given name because I didn't see him as 'Meat.' I feel much gratitude for the outpouring of love I have received from around the world."

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The couple tied the knot in 2007 and were married for over 14 years at the time of Meat Loaf’s death. "Some of my fondest memories will always be about how we so often laughed, and how we brought out the silliness and playfulness in each other," she said. "Michael was a hugger–such a physically affectionate and kind man, and I'm grateful that he brought out those traits in me," she added.

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She continued, "Our life together was an adventure. He was my best friend, my confidant, my lover and I miss him terribly already. As much as my heart is in pain right now, my heart is also so full of the love and glory we shared together. I will love you forever, Michael."

The legendary entertainer meant much to many people, and his death has left countless fans and fellow celebrities heartbroken. Social media is flooded with tributes, sweet messages, and loving memories of the rock icon.

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Several celebrities who knew and loved him took to social media to honour and remember him. Cher was among the first to share her condolences. “Had so much fun with Meat Loaf when we did “Dead Ringer.” Am very sorry for his family, friends and fans. Am I imagining it or are amazing people in the arts dying every other day?!”

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"Busted" singer James Bourne added, “RIP Meat Loaf…bat out of hell and straight to heaven.” Adam Lambert tweeted, “A gentle hearted powerhouse rockstar forever and ever. You were so kind. Your music will always be iconic. I’m sure you’re singing concerts in the great beyond. Rest in peace sir.”

Meat Loaf’s daughter Amanda shared with People magazine: "Growing up, when we were little, he always said he never wanted to be hip," she explains. "Pearl and I would want a new pair of shoes or something, whatever was in trend, fashion-wise or whatever, and he'd always say, 'Don't be trendy. Don't be hip. Be cool, because cool is always.' And that was him."
 

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