The legendary SINGING Meat Loaf died with his wife by his side.
But he had a first wife before that Deborah Gillespie, Leslie Aday. Here’s what we know about her.
Who is Meat Loaf’s ex-wife Leslie Aday?
Representative of rock legends confirm his death said they were left “broken-hearted”.
Born Leslie G. Edmonds, Meat Loaf’s ex-wife was working as a secretary at Bearsville Studios when they met.
Prior to her marriage to Meat Loaf, she had a daughter Pearl, whose father was not named the drummer in singer Janis Joplin’s Full Tilt Boogie Band.
How long have Meat Loaf and Leslie Aday been married?
The two were married from 1978 to 2001.
Producer Todd Rundgren recounted that instead of going the traditional route of asking Leslie out to dinner or a movie, Meat Loaf took what Rundgren calls “his first big move” in Bear Cafe.
Meat Loaf” had a package that he brought from New York and gave it to her, and it was a giant whole salmon.
“And it was as if a bear had proposed to its mate. Instead of a ring, a salmon.”
Meat Loaf’s unorthodox courtship was successful as the two were married within a month and Meat Loaf adopted his new wife’s daughter, Pearl.
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Their wedding was almost as grand as their proposal. It took place at Rundgren’s home, with the ceremony being performed by a priest who, according to Rundgren, “was so old that he couldn’t tell the difference between them. So he looked at Leslie and said ‘You have Marvin’ , take Leslie as your lawful wife?'”
At the time of publication, the cause of his death is not known.
The rock veteran has been plagued with health problems and rumors that he is dying since he collapsed on stage in June 2016 and has appeared in several interviews with the saying lame, Katie Price even told him she thought he was dead.
Meat Loaf and Leslie have kids?
Meat Loaf and Leslie have another daughter, actress Amanda Aday, best known for playing Dora Mae Dreifuss on the television show Carnivale, according to Idyllwild Arts Alumni.
Pearl has established herself as a singer, as reported on CTPost, performing in Meat Loaf’s touring band for many years.
She also started her own band, Pearl, which featured her husband, Scott Ian of Anthrax.
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