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Meat Loaf has died aged 74. His cause of death has not yet been released, but his wife Deborah was by his side. In a heartbreaking tribute posted on the star’s official Facebook page, a statement 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 for the past 24 hours.

“His incredible career has spanned 6 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 10 best-selling albums of all time.

“We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all the love and support we are going through this time of grieving to lose such an inspiring artist and a beautiful man.”

The singing legend was well known for his sense of humor, and he showed it when speaking to The Mirror in January 2020.

In the interview, Meat Loaf is asked why he became a vegetarian, and he answered with a hilarious story.

He recalls a moment in 1981, when he was reaching the height of his fame, when he decided to go to a restaurant with some friends.

Meat Loaf explained, “I ordered rabbit and they served it with the head on, no ears, and eyes closed.

“I said, ‘Take that off and I want vegetables and a salad,’ and from then on I became a vegetarian for maybe 11 years.

“People should try to have two meatless nights a week. If everyone had a meatless night, that would save 1,600 people per steak – just multiply that!”

The Texas singer also opened up about how fame changed his life and how sometimes the spotlight got overwhelming.

He added: “One evening I decided to walk to the deli. I saw some members of my old softball team, who I hadn’t been able to play with for four years because Bat was absolutely huge.

“I had a small idea of ​​what it would have been like for the Beatles.

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Meat Loaf happened to be on the Duchess of York’s team, and in a 2003 interview with The Guardian he claimed that Fergie had “looked after” him.

He said: “It was a lot of fun. I had a great time.

“Fergie wasn’t exactly flirting with me, but she was paying attention to me, and I think Andrew got a little bit ‒ I could be wrong, I’m just getting it ‒ I think he got a little jealous. “