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Rock icon Meat Loaf, actor Louie Anderson die within hours of each other

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It’s a sad day in Hollywood. Two entertainment icons, musician Meat Loaf and comedian Louie Anderson, died within hours of each other.

Meat Loaf (1947-2022)

Overnight, legendary rock-n-roll artist Meat Loaf passed away. He was 74 years old. While the cause of death is still not clear, he was surrounded by his family when he passed.

Meat Loaf’s album “Bat out of Hell”, released in 1977, was one of the highest grossing of its time. The singer made a comeback in the 1993 with his first and only number one hit, “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”. The Grammy award-winning ballad went platinum in the United States and rose to number one in 28 countries.

In addition to music, Meat Loaf acted in movies, including Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club.

Tributes to Meat Loaf quickly poured in Friday from fellow musicians and actors. Fans posted karaoke tributes on his Facebook page.

Louie Anderson (1953-2022)

Hours later, comedian and actor Louie Anderson passed away. He was 68 years old. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer. According to his publicist and longtime friend, Anderson had a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Anderson’s four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets”.

Like with Meat Loaf, fans honored Anderson on social media following the news of his death. Fellow comedian Gilbert Gottfried posted a photo of himself with Anderson and Bob Saget, who died earlier in January. The caption read: “Both good friends that will be missed.”

“Baskets’ was such a phenomenal ‘second act’ for Louie Anderson. I wish he’d gotten a third,” Michael McKeen tweeted.

“You’ll be missed, Louie. What an awesome friend. One in a million,” George Wallace wrote.

HOLLYWOOD.
TWO MASSIVE STARS — DYING WITHIN HOURS OF EACH OTHER.
OVERNIGHT — WE LEARNED ROCK ICON MEAT LOAF DIED AT THE AGE OF 74.
WHILE THE CAUSE OF DEATH WASN’T IMMEDIATELY CLEAR — WE DO KNOW THE MAN BEHIND THE ALBUM “BAT OUT OF HELL” — AND CLASSIC SONGS LIKE “I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT)” — WAS SURROUNDED BY FAMILY WHEN HE PASSED.
TRIBUTES TO MEAT LOAF QUICKLY POURED IN FRIDAY — INCLUDING FROM FELLOW MUSICIANS AND ACTORS.
FANS EVEN POSTED KARAOKE TRIBUTES.
JUST HOURS LATER — WE LEARNED LOUIE ANDERSON DIED IN LAS VEGAS DUE TO CANCER COMPLICATIONS AT THE AGE OF 68.
HE WAS KNOWN FOR HIS 4-DECADE-LONG COMEDY AND ACTING CAREER — WHICH INCLUDED HIS EMMY-WINNING PERFORMANCE IN THE SHOW “BASKETS” AS WELL AS HIS HOSTING STINT ON “FAMILY FEUD”.
LIKE WITH MEAT LOAF — ANDERSON WAS ALSO HONORED ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING THE NEWS OF HIS DEATH — INCLUDING THIS PHOTO FROM FELLOW COMEDIAN GILBERT GOTTFRIED.
IN IT — HE’S POSING WITH ANDERSON AND BOB SAGET — WHO DIED EARLIER THIS MONTH.
“THIS PHOTO IS VERY SAD NOW” — GOTTFRIED WROTE IN THE CAPTION.
“R-I-P BOB SAGET AND R-I-P LOUIE ANDERSON. BOTH GOOD FRIENDS THAT WILL BE MISSED.”

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It’s a sad day in Hollywood. Two entertainment icons, musician Meat Loaf and comedian Louie Anderson, died within hours of each other.

Meat Loaf (1947-2022)

Overnight, legendary rock-n-roll artist Meat Loaf passed away. He was 74 years old. While the cause of death is still not clear, he was surrounded by his family when he passed.

Meat Loaf’s album “Bat out of Hell”, released in 1977, was one of the highest grossing of its time. The singer made a comeback in the 1993 with his first and only number one hit, “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”. The Grammy award-winning ballad went platinum in the United States and rose to number one in 28 countries.

In addition to music, Meat Loaf acted in movies, including Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club.

Tributes to Meat Loaf quickly poured in Friday from fellow musicians and actors. Fans posted karaoke tributes on his Facebook page.

Louie Anderson (1953-2022)

Hours later, comedian and actor Louie Anderson passed away. He was 68 years old. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer. According to his publicist and longtime friend, Anderson had a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Anderson’s four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets”.

Like with Meat Loaf, fans honored Anderson on social media following the news of his death. Fellow comedian Gilbert Gottfried posted a photo of himself with Anderson and Bob Saget, who died earlier in January. The caption read: “Both good friends that will be missed.”

“Baskets’ was such a phenomenal ‘second act’ for Louie Anderson. I wish he’d gotten a third,” Michael McKeen tweeted.

“You’ll be missed, Louie. What an awesome friend. One in a million,” George Wallace wrote.

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