To mark the anniversary of Meatloaf’s death, his daughters shared a 35-minute video.
Accepting of Instagram to announce the video, Pearl and Amanda Adey explained that the retrospective presents “career highlights and personal moments from our personal archives that have not been shared before.”
“Today marks one year since we last said goodbye to my father. To honor Dad’s memory and you, his global community of friends and fans, we want to share with you a short film we made with our great friend and brilliant director Jack Bennett,” Pearl and Amanda Adey said in a statement.
“This is a celebration of my father’s life and legacy, a recognition of the man he was on and off the stage. Not only a performer, but also a boss, mentor, friend, husband, godfather, grandfather “Papa Meat” and father.
They continued: “A father who gave us love and generosity, who taught us and teased us. A dad who laughed and cried with us, taught us how to catch a ball and ride a bike, celebrated our victories and picked us up when we fell. A man who was a big kid himself. A man who taught us perseverance and the value of respect. Our father. The man we miss every day.”
The post ended with the couple writing: “Thank you for congratulating the Pope and thank you for loving him with us. We hope you’ll cry with us and laugh with us, and then we hope you’ll blow up your loved one Meat pie songs and sing as loud as you can. He definitely listens.”
The full video can be seen on Meatloaf’s special celebration website.
The rock star, whose real name is Marvin Lee Adey, died on January 21, 2022 at the age of 74.
An outpouring of tributes followed his death. His “Fight Club” colleague Ed Norton called him “a kind soul.” He was so funny. And gently. And warm to everyone.” Jack Black thanks him for ‘shaking it so hard’
Fellow theater rocker Alice Cooper called Meat Loaf “one of the greatest voices in rock and roll”, and Queen’s Brian May said Meat Loaf “feels like a brother”.