FANS of rockstar Meat Loaf have paid tribute to the "kind" and "funny" singer who always made time for those that admired him. 

The Bat Out of Hell hitmaker died aged 74, with his wife by his side, his official Facebook account announced on Friday. 

The singer, whose real name was Michael Lee Aday, has sold millions of albums worldwide, with the Bat Out Of Hell trilogy among his most popular musical offerings.

The US singer had fans from all over the world and those from Scotland have been sharing their treasured memories with him.

Sarah Maria Wardlaw, from Fife, first met Meat Loaf in 2013 on his 3 Bats tour.


“My brother got me a meet and greet (ticket) and I was in the front row of the concert,” the 37-year-old told the PA news agency.

“It was one of the best experiences of my life, he was so kind and funny and took time to ask your name and about yourself – he has always shown so much energy and his love and appreciation of his fans.

“I was in absolute awe that whole night… he even gave me a wee kiss on the cheek.”


The pharmacy technician holds signed photos from the singer, pictures of their meetings, and even Meat Loaf-inspired merchandise for her son, Thomas.

“I am absolutely devastated about the news of Meat Loaf’s passing,” she added. “He was a true gentleman and is a massive loss to this world.”

David McDonagh from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, an artist who paints on guitars, ran into the star at London Comic Con in 2018.

“He was a really nice guy, when I asked him what he thought of the guitar I painted he said ‘it’s cool – and I’m not just saying that because I’m on it. It’s cool artwork,'” the 38-year-old said.

“He signed my guitar and played it for a bit, then signed my album and started singing Highway To Hell by ACDC because there was a guy close by with pop music on.”

Mr McDonagh, who goes by Lewy L Paintings professionally, added: “His legacy is powerful. A wide range of music and film, absolute legend.”