meatloaf‘s wife has opened up about the happy life – and daily hugs – she shared with the late rocker.
Only speak to PeopleDeborah Aday spoke about the “Bat Out of Hell” singer’s good nature and the “heartbreaking” experience his death last Thursday (January 20) at the age of 74 was.
“Some of my fondest memories will always have to do with how we laughed so many times and how we brought out the silliness and playfulness in each other,” she told the cover of Celebrity News. “Michael was a hugger — such a physically loving and kind man, and I’m grateful that he brought out those qualities in me.”
The couple married in 2007 and “not a day went by that we didn’t tell each other how much we loved them. Not a day that we didn’t hug,” recalls Aday.
Millions of music fans and entertainers mourned Meat Loaf when news of his death broke. Many remember his talents by turning to his music.
In the United States, streams from his catalog have increased 2,583% in the days since his death, while sales of his songs and albums have jumped significantly. billboard reports.
Similarly in the UK, several Meat Loaf songs have made their way into the top 20 and a number of his albums have topped the midweek charts.
“I lay close to Michael as he breathed his last, and my sadness is indescribable,” said his widow. “I always called him by his first name because I didn’t see him as ‘meat.’ I am very thankful for the love I received from all over the world.”
She added: “It meant so much to so many people and it was a pleasure to share it with the world. As his wife, I also want everyone to know how much he meant to me as a husband.”
During his career, which spanned 12 full-length albums, Meat Loaf scored one Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, 1993 five-week leader “I’d Do Anything for Love”, among seven top 40 hits (1978-95). On the poster 200the song’s parent album Bat from Hell II became his only No. 1 in six top 40 entries of his lifetime.
In the UK, Meat Loaf has had 12 top 10 albums, including #1 with Dead alarm clock and Bat Out of Hell II – Back to Hell. Although it never peaked, his signature ’70s album bat from hell is one of very few titles that have been on the official album chart for more than 500 weeks (currently it is 522 weeks). During his lifetime, he had seven top 10 singles in the UK charts, including No. 1 for “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.