Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May has paid tribute to Meat Loaf describing him as a "wildly talented, charismatic and wonderful man".

Dublin-born May, who recorded a version of I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) with Meat Loaf paid tribute to her "pal", writing on Facebook: "Meat Loaf, my good pal, has passed. I'm so sad. The world is duller without him already. He was so vividly vibrant!!!!

"I’m lucky I got to sing, record, perform, laugh, joke around, talk sense, talk nonsense and connect with such a wonderful, hugely talented, charismatic, supportive, high spirited and lovely man.

"He was everything you’d hope he’d be.

"I’m very grateful I got a chance to say goodbye, thank him, joke with him and tell him I loved him just before he passed. I heard his big voice one last time.

"My condolences and love are with his wife Deborah, his daughters Amanda and Pearl and his right hand man the dearest @paul.crook.music"

Singer Cher also took to social media to pay tribute sharing that she had "so much fun" with Meat Loaf when she worked with him on his 1981 album Dead Ringer.

In a tribute posted to Twitter, she added: "Am Very Sorry For His Family, Friends, & Fans.

"Am I imagining It, or Are Amazing Ppl In The Arts Dying every other Day."

Actor Stephen Fry said in a tweet: "I hope paradise is as you remember it from the dashboard light, Meat Loaf.

"Had a fun time performing a sketch with him on Saturday Live way back in the last century."

English musician Boy George also tweeted a tribute to Meat Loaf.

He wrote: "R.I.P Meatloaf. Love and prayers to all his family and close friends.

"He once turned me upside down in a Chinese Restaurant in St Johns Wood."

Singer Bonnie Tyler said she is "shocked and saddened" by the death of Meat Loaf.

She wrote in a tweet: "I am shocked & saddened by the sudden death of Meat Loaf.

"He was, as you might imagine, a larger than life character with a voice & stage presence to match & is one of those rare people who truly was a one off talent and personality. Rest In Peace".

Singer Adam Lambert, who found fame on American Idol and has since performed with rock band Queen, shared a photo of himself with Meat Loaf.

He said: "A gentle hearted powerhouse rockstar forever and ever. You were so kind. Your music will always be iconic. I'm sure you’re singing concerts in the great beyond. Rest In Peace sir. #MeatLoafRIP"