Social media was flooded with tributes to Meat Loaf — who floated the idea of his own relationship reality show in 2021 — in the hours that followed his death, with the star’s impact on the entertainment world becoming instantly apparent.
Former “America’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan was one of the first to pay his respects, writing on Twitter that Meat Loaf was “One of rock music’s all-time great characters whose seminal iconic album Bat Out Of Hell is one of the biggest-selling records in history.” He continued by describing him as “a wondrously talented, flamboyant, funny, outrageous and rebellious chameleon,” calling his death, “Sad news.”
“R.I.P Meatloaf. Love and prayers to all his family and close friends,” Boy George tweeted, recalling a time the rocker “once turned [him] upside down in a Chinese Restaurant.” Cher also paid tribute on Twitter, writing, “Had So Much Fun With Meatloaf When We Did ‘Dead Ringer’. Am Very Sorry For His Family,Friends,& Fans.”
Stephen Fry was another star sharing memories of the late musician and actor. He shared a clip of them both on “Saturday Night Live” in the 1980s and wrote on Twitter, “I hope paradise is as you remember it from the dashboard light, Meat Loaf. Had a fun time performing a sketch with him on “Saturday [Night] Live way back in the last century.”
Our thoughts are with Meat Loaf’s loved ones and fans during such a tragic time.