The Grammy winner’s death was announced on his official Facebook page, with a statement that read: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the one-of-a-kind Meat Loaf has passed away. tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughter Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him for the past 24 hours…”
Before selling millions of albums and releasing hit singles, including Bats out of hell and “I’ll Do Anything for Love”, Meat Loaf appeared in films from Rocky Horror Picture Show arrive Focusdirected by Arthur Miller.
Meat Loaf appears in the film as Robert “Bob” Paulson, a former bodybuilder who has had testicular cancer due to steroid dependence.
It turns out that Meat Loaf actually helped complete the film, with Fincher recruiting him to select certain scenes.
Reflecting on the movie, he said AV Club in 2016: “I hardly spent any time on my trailer in almost 10 months. I’ve been sitting next to David the whole time. Well, not next to him – I’ll drive him crazy – but close, like behind his back, so I can see what’s going on and what he’s seeing. ”
He continued: “By the time, about four or five months into filming, we would take a lunch break and Fincher would call me into his trailer and say, ‘I want you to help me choose which one I should pick up. use . ‘ Of course, in my head I was thinking, “What?”
“The first time he did it, I said, ‘I can’t do that,’ and he said, ‘Yes, you can. You’ve been sitting next to me, so help me pick the best one. ‘
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Meat Loaf said of the well-dressed director: “His average is 44, so we’ll sit there and watch 40, and he’ll say, ‘Which one do you like best,’ and I’ll say it. something like, “Well, that’s 24 or 26,” and he’ll say, “I agree with you, 26 years old.”
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