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'vividly vibrant' Imelda May pays tribute to ‘pal’ late musician Meat Loaf following his tragic death

The pair recorded a duet of his hit song 'I'd Do Anything For Love' in 2016

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Meat Loaf with Imelda May

Meat Loaf with Imelda May

Meat Loaf with Imelda May

Imelda May has paid tribute to late musician Meat Loaf following his tragic death.

The Dublin born star who recorded a duet of his hit song ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’ in 2016, paid tribute to her beloved ‘pal’: "Meatloaf, my good pal, has passed,” her tribute began.

“The world is duller without him already. He was so vividly vibrant!!!!

“I’m lucky I got to sing, record, perform, laugh, joke around, talk sense, talk nonsense and connect with such a wonderful, hugely talented, charismatic, supportive, high spirited and lovely man.”

“He was everything you’d hope he’d be,” she continued.

“I’m very grateful I got a chance to say goodbye, thank him, joke with him and tell him I loved him just before he passed.”

“I heard his big voice one last time.

“My condolences and love are with his wife Deborah, his daughters Amanda and Pearl and his right hand man the dearest @paul.crook.music.”

The death of the singer and actor, born Michael Lee Aday, was announced by his agent on January 20th.

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends,” he said in a statement.

“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.

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“‘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!”

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