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Meat Loaf death: Cher recalls 'Dead Ringer for Love' partner, says 'we had so much fun'

Meat Loaf, whose original name was Michael Lee Aday, passed away at 74 on Thursday night, January 20, in the presence of his family
UPDATED JAN 22, 2022
Cher remembers singer MeatLoaf (Photo via Youtube)
Cher remembers singer MeatLoaf (Photo via Youtube)

Meat Loaf, whose original name was Michael Lee Aday, passed away at 74 on Thursday night, January 20, in the presence of his family. In light of the unfortunate news, fellow star and music icon Cher, 75, took to social media to pay her tribute and remember the legendary music maker. 

In her tweet, Cher reflected on the 1981 duet that she and MeatLoaf worked on together. She also thanked Aday for the time they had when they were working on Dead Ringer album. "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?", she wrote along with a crying face emoji. 


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Guns 'n' Roses rocker Slash also paid tribute to the legendary music maker and shared a throwback photo of Meat Loaf in his heyday. He captioned the shot simply: "RIP #Meatloaf".

The news of Meat Loaf's passing was shared on his Facebook and confirmed by long-time agent, Michael Greene. The statement that was posted on Facebook read: "Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.

His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World. Bat Out of Hell remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.
We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man.

We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!"

The cause of Aday's death has not yet been confirmed. Stars and fans from all over the music industry are taking to social media to pay their tributes after the news of the legend's passing away surfaced online.