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Michael Lee Aday, AKA Meatloaf, was an unlikely rock musician given his beefy physique in a time when most rockers were whip thin.  His partnership with uber-talented musician and lyricist Jim Steinman, who passed in April of 2021, was one of those rare bits of serendipity that left an indelible mark on rock music. I was introduced to Meatloaf's music as a kid in the 80s, and I've been a fan for a good chunk of my 50 years.  Although he's known for his bombastic vocals, more than a musician, Meatloaf was a performer. He acted in films and on stage, having even done Shakespeare. A great deal of that acting informed his musical performances as well; the guy was really in his element on stage. In interviews, he was candid and down-to-earth, just a cool guy with a lot of life experience, not all of it good, that he shared nonetheless.  It's a sad day for the passing of one of Rock's more unique talents, and the world is poorer for his loss. RIP Meatloaf. 

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Alas, no more Meat

The first tape I ever played as a little boy, and I played it until the pitch dropped noticeably from the tape stretching 

 

 

On 1/22/2022 at 3:38 AM, Big s said:

I guess I’ll never know what it was he wouldn’t do

 

But my good sir, then you haven't paid enough attention to Mr. Steinman's story

 

11 hours ago, DewPoint said:

Because... Two Out of Three Ain't Bad.

 

Unfortunately, Heaven couldn't wait anymore

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His music will endure, sure as sure...

  

13 hours ago, Atheonyirh said:

Turns out it was that he wouldn't get vaccinated. Oops.

3 hours ago, Thom said:

I really hope that not true, because nothing is sadder than dying from something that is preventable!

His agent hasn't identified his cause of death.  He was vocally anti-vax and opposed to COVID safety restrictions.  

TMZ and one or two other entertainment outlets reported he'd been hospitalized with a severe case of COVID, but those reports were unconfirmed.

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6 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

His music will endure, sure as sure...

  

His agent hasn't identified his cause of death.  He was vocally anti-vax and opposed to COVID safety restrictions.  

TMZ and one or two other entertainment outlets reported he'd been hospitalized with a severe case of COVID, but those reports were unconfirmed.

Just disappointing that - if that is true - then he basically took himself out.

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On 1/24/2022 at 2:55 PM, Thom said:

I really hope that not true, because nothing is sadder than dying from something that is preventable!

I cannot consider someone dying because of him/her exercising their freedom of choice/right to bodily autonomy to be sad

I wouldn't consider it a smart thing, but who am I to judge? I smoke, ride a motorcycle and have not been vaccinated

 

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7 minutes ago, Nightbat said:

I cannot consider someone dying because of him/her exercising their freedom of choice/right to bodily autonomy to be sad

I wouldn't consider it a smart thing, but who am I to judge? I smoke, ride a motorcycle and have not been vaccinated

 

But we can consider them no longer being around to contribute to this world with their gifts , talents, personality and heart sad.

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25 minutes ago, pengbuzz said:

But we can consider them no longer being around to contribute to this world with their gifts , talents, personality and heart sad.

Yes, but that was not the premise of the statement

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1 hour ago, Nightbat said:

Yes, but that was not the premise of the statement

True though. I wear my seat belt when I drive. If I didn't and I died in a crash because of it, that's my fault, and again, something preventable. The same reason why I'm vacced. I don't want to catch it, and I don't want to spread it, and certainly not to my elderly mother and father. Meatloaf's death is even sadder now because of his choice.

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10 hours ago, Nightbat said:

Yes, but that was not the premise of the statement

I was expressing that on the premise of reasons to be sad, which was included in your statement.

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On 1/30/2022 at 6:38 AM, Nightbat said:

I cannot consider someone dying because of him/her exercising their freedom of choice/right to bodily autonomy to be sad

I wouldn't consider it a smart thing, but who am I to judge? I smoke, ride a motorcycle and have not been vaccinated

 

Admittedly, I don't consider someone willingly refusing to do common sense, easy, safe things during a pandemic to avoid being infected and/or infecting others and dying for it to be all that sad either. I ran out of empathy for that sort of person sometime last year.

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