Jon Bon Jovi, Brian May, and Alice Cooper all have paid tribute with their emotional messages to the legendary musician Meat Loaf, who died on the evening of January 20, 2022, at the age of 74.
Meat Loaf had a spectacular music career that spanned over fifty years. He was one of the best-selling musicians in rock history as his albums sold more than 100 million records. Loaf was best known for his ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ trilogy, famous for its operatic rock style. His family and manager confirmed his death. Although no cause of death has been announced yet, it was reported by some sources that Meat Loaf died from COVID-19.
A lot of notable names expressed their deep sadness over his death. Jon Bon Jovi shared a photo of the two on Instagram and praised his incredible voice. Jovi added that he loves him so much, and he feels lucky to have seen him perform live during the original tour.
Queen legend Brian May also posted a photo taken together with Meat Loaf. May stated that they spent a lot of time together, and he was like a brother to him. The guitarist highlighted that Loaf was always a cheerful person, and they had so much fun together.
Alice Cooper also took his official Instagram account to mourn the death of Meat Loaf. Cooper expressed that Loaf was one of his closest friends in the music industry, and it was so much fun to be around him. Cooper praised his theatrical on stage performances and said it was a great honor working with him for years. Alice Cooper stated that Meat Loaf tried to do his best in everything during his lifetime, and no one will ever be like him.
Jon Bon Jovi’s Instagram post read:
“What a voice. What a bigger-than-life presence. Saw the original tour. Loved it so much. Love you Meat.“
Brian May’s words on Meat Loaf:
“Remembering great times. Completely gutted that Meat Loaf has left us. Always full of madness, with the innocent sense of naughtiness of a 5-year old, Meat was forever young.
I called him Mr. Loaf, and he called me when he wanted some wacky guitar playing. We had so much fun so many times, and, just three months younger than me, he felt like a brother. Dear Meat, the world is mourning and will miss your fine and powerful presence for a very long time. RIP.”
Alice Cooper reflected on Loaf’s death:
“Meat Loaf was one of the greatest voices in Rock N Roll, and he was certainly one of my closest friends in the business. He was really so much fun, truly fun to be around. He just felt like a best friend to everyone, no matter how long it had been since you last saw him. We worked together many times over the years, and he was always a force.
He was a real theatrical character like I was so our shows went really well together. I remember when you would see his show, he would treat the audience almost like a Pentecostal Preacher, and he was so powerful on stage. Working with Meat Loaf was one of the main reasons I wanted to do the movie Roadie in the first place – I wanted to watch him show off his acting chops.
He plays the ultimate roadie on this quest to be the best in the world. But that’s what he did in life too – he always wanted to be the best at what he was doing… And I think he succeeded. There was nobody, and I mean nobodyy like Meat Loaf. His shoes can never be filled.”
You can also check out the photos they shared with Meat Loaf below.