Boy George recalls how Meat Loaf ‘once upset me at a Chinese restaurant’
Boy George recalls how Meat Loaf ‘once knocked me down in a Chinese restaurant in St John’s Wood’ as he pays tribute to the late icon
- Meat Loaf died at the age of 74 with his wife Deborah by his side
- He is said to have fallen seriously ill after contracting Covid
- Boy George and Meat performed together at the Aids Benefit show in 1987
- Meat Loaf had an extraordinary career spanning six decades with the Bat Out Of Hell trilogy
- I’d Do Anything for Love reached number one in 28 countries
Boy George thought back to a time when “Meat Loaf upset me in a Chinese restaurant” as he paid tribute to the rocker, following his death at the age of 74.
Meat Loaf, who was known for hits such as Bat Out Of Hell and sold over 100 million albums worldwide and starred in 65 films, has died with his wife Deborah by his side, it has been announced Friday.
A cause of death has not been confirmed, but it has been reported that Meat Loaf fell seriously ill after contracting Covid. It is not known if he has been vaccinated.
And taking to Twitter, Boy George, 60, recalled a fond memory he had with the music legend over a meal in St John’s Wood, London.
Memories: Boy George reflected on a time when ‘Meat Loaf upset me in a Chinese restaurant’ as he paid tribute to the rocker after his death at the age of 74 (pictured 1987)
He wrote: ‘RIP 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.
Piers Morgan replied: “Fabulous…photos?”
Meanwhile, another fan typed: “I have a memory of the World AIDS Day concert, the duo Boy George and Meatloaf from Stand By Me. Or did I dream this.
Life and soul of the party: Taking to Twitter, Boy George, 60, opened up about a fond memory he had with the music legend during a meal in St John’s Wood, London
Funny: He wrote: “RIP Meatloaf. Love and prayers to all his family and close friends. He once upset me at a Chinese restaurant in St Johns Wood’ (pictured this month)
Another added: “It looks like meat. I made a phone recording with him decades ago.
“As part of the sound check, he told me a crazy joke and then refused to give me the punchline.
“10 years later, he came to the studio and told me the punchline! He was all kinds of characters rolled into one.
In thought: Piers Morgan replied: “Fabulous…photos?” Meanwhile, a different fan typed: “I have a memory of the World AIDS Day concert, the duo Boy George and Meatloaf from Stand By Me”
Boy George and Meat Loaf performed side by side at the Aids Benefit show, Wembley in April 1987.
Born in Dallas in 1947, Meat Loaf enjoyed early stage success in the 1970s, performing in the Broadway musicals Hair and The Rocky Horror Show – before shifting his focus to rock music around 1972.
Meat Loaf began collaborating with Jim Steinman – who died last April – on a debut album that year that showcased his powerful voice and established his leather-clad, motorcycle-clad rock persona.
And the singer will be best remembered for singing in Bat Out Of Hell: “Like a bat out of hell, I’ll be gone when the morning comes; When the night is over, like a bat out of hell, I’ll be gone, gone, gone.
A statement from Meat Loaf’s family posted on the star’s Facebook page this morning said: ‘Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. His daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have accompanied him for the past 24 hours.
Heartache: Meat Loaf, who was known for hits such as Bat Out Of Hell, died with wife Deborah by his side (Meat Loaf pictured performing in Las Vegas in October 2013)
“His incredible career has spanned six decades which has seen him sell over 100 million albums worldwide and star in over 65 films including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World. Bat Out of Hell remains one of the ten best-selling albums of all time.
The post added: “We know how much he means to so many of you and we truly appreciate all the love and support as we go through this time of grief losing such an inspiring artist and a beautiful man.
“We appreciate your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your souls… never stop swinging!’
‘Never stop rocking’: Meat Loaf with wife Deborah at a hotel in Kensington, west London, in 2003. He died with her by his side