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Boy George Reminisces about how Meat Loaf ‘once turned me upside down in a Chinese restaurant’

Boy George reminisces about how Meat Loaf ‘once turned me upside 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 reportedly became 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 over six decades with Bat Out Of Hell trilogy
  • I’d Do Anything For Love reached number one in 28 countries



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Boy George recalled a time when “Meat Loaf rocked me in a Chinese restaurant” when he paid tribute to the rocker, after his death at the age of 74.

Meat Loaf, who was known for hits like Bat Out Of Hell and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and starred in 65 films, died with his wife Deborah by his side, it was announced Friday.

A cause of death has not been confirmed, but it has been reported that Meat Loaf became seriously ill after contracting Covid. It is not known whether he has been vaccinated.

And on Twitter, Boy George, 60, spoke of a fond memory he had with the music legend over a meal in London’s St John’s Wood.

Memories: Boy George recalled a time when 'Meat Loaf turned me upside down in a Chinese restaurant' when he paid tribute to the rocker after his death at age 74 (photo 1987)

Memories: Boy George recalled a time when ‘Meat Loaf turned me upside down in a Chinese restaurant’ when he paid tribute to the rocker after his death at age 74 (photo 1987)

He wrote: ‘RIP Meatloaf. Love and prayers to all his family and close friends. He turned me upside down in a Chinese restaurant in St Johns Wood once.’

Piers Morgan replied, “Fantastic.. any photo?”

Meanwhile, another fan typed: ‘I have a memory of the World AIDS Day concert, Boy George and Meatloaf duet from Stand By Me. Or did I dream that.’

Life and soul of the party: On Twitter, Boy George, 60, spoke of a fond memory he had with the music legend over a meal in London's St John's Wood

Life and soul of the party: On Twitter, Boy George, 60, spoke of a fond memory he had with the music legend over a meal in London's St John's Wood

Life and soul of the party: On Twitter, Boy George, 60, spoke of a fond memory he had with the music legend over a meal in London’s St John’s Wood

Funny: 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' (pictured this month)

Funny: 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' (pictured this month)

Funny: 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’ (pictured this month)

Another added: ‘That sounds like meat. I recorded a phone call with him decades ago.

“As part of the sound check, he told me a crazy joke, but refused to give me the punchline.

’10 years later he showed up in the studio and told me the punch line! He was all kinds of characters in one.’

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1642784481 928 Boy George Reminisces about how Meat Loaf once turned me

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1642784481 960 Boy George Reminisces about how Meat Loaf once turned me

In mind: Piers Morgan replied, “Fabulous.. any pix?” Meanwhile, another fan typed: ‘I have a memory of the World AIDS Day concert, Boy George and Meatloaf duet of Stand By Me’

Boy George and Meat Loaf performed side by side at the AIDS Benefit Show at Wembley in April 1987.

Born in Dallas in 1947, Meat Loaf found early stage success in the 1970s, performing in the Broadway musicals Hair and The Rocky Horror Show — before shifting focus to rock music around 1972.

Meat Loaf began collaborating with Jim Steinman—who died last April—that year on a debut album that showcased his powerful voice and established his leather-clad, motorcycle-riding rock character.

And the singer will be best remembered for his famous song 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 from hell, I’m gone, gone, gone.’

A statement from Meat Loaf’s family posted this morning to the star’s Facebook page said: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf has 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.

Heartache:Meat Loaf, who was known for hits like Bat Out Of Hell, died with his wife Deborah by his side (Meat Loaf pictured performing in Las Vegas in October 2013)

Heartache:Meat Loaf, who was known for hits like Bat Out Of Hell, died with his wife Deborah by his side (Meat Loaf pictured performing in Las Vegas in October 2013)

Heartache:Meat Loaf, who was known for hits like Bat Out Of Hell, died with his wife Deborah by his side (Meat Loaf pictured performing in Las Vegas in October 2013)

His stellar career spanned six decades during which he sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and starred in more than 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 meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all the love and support as we go through this time of grief at the loss of such an inspiring artist and beautiful man.

“Thank you for understanding our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your soul…never stop rocking!’

'Don't ever stop rocking': Meat Loaf with his wife Deborah at a hotel in Kensington, West London, in 2003. He died with her by his side

'Don't ever stop rocking': Meat Loaf with his wife Deborah at a hotel in Kensington, West London, in 2003. He died with her by his side

‘Don’t ever stop rocking’: Meat Loaf with his wife Deborah at a hotel in Kensington, West London, in 2003. He died with her by his side

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