US grill company apologises for mistimed Meat Loaf recipe-of-the-week email

The company said it was 'unaware' of the news when the recipe was sent out

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US grill-maker Weber has offered its “deepest apologies” to customers after sending a recipe-of-the-week email for barbeque meatloaf on the same day as US rocker Meat Loaf’s death.

The company said it was “unaware” of the news when the recipe was sent out and apologised for any offence caused.

A post on Meat Loaf’s Facebook page announced he had died aged 74, with his family and friends at his side.

An apology email sent from The Weber Family
An apology email sent from The Weber Family

“At the time we shared this recipe with you, we were not aware of the unfortunate passing of American singer and actor Mr Marvin Lee Aday, also known as Meat Loaf,” Weber said.

“We want to express our deepest apologies for this oversight and for any offense this email may have caused.”

The company based in Palatine, Illinois, offered its condolences to Aday’s family and fans, signing off as “The Weber Family”.

Meat Loaf attending the Stubhub Q Awards 2016, in association with Absolute Radio, at the Roundhouse, London.
Meat Loaf attending the Stubhub Q Awards 2016, in association with Absolute Radio, at the Roundhouse, London.

Cast members of a musical based on Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell album have vowed to “keep the flame of rock and roll burning” for him in a post-show tribute.

Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical, a loose retelling of Peter Pan set in post-apocalyptic Manhattan, features many of the US rocker’s most notable songs and is on a UK tour.

Following Meat Loaf’s death aged 74, Friday’s show at the New Wimbledon Theatre was performed in his memory, with lead actors Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton leading a tribute to him.

Fans packed out the venue for the performance on Friday with audience members cheering and dancing through the final number, Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through.