“It’s unimaginable that one of our band brothers has left us. We’re sending his wife Debinique, his son Sebastian, family, and friends our deepest condolences.
“Jeff’s memory and music will be with us forever. We all… band, family and management appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of love. Rest in peace Jeff.”
Jeff joined the band in 1985 as guitarist Michael Shermick’s replacement.
The musician was also in a side band with Cinderella bandmate Eric, called Naked Beggars.
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Staff at the Pentagon have launched a probe into at least two incidents in Washington DC. The incidents have reportedly seen people struck down by an invisible illness and bear some similarities to a destabilising condition suffered by US troops abroad.
The first incident of concern is believed to have taken place in November 2020 at The Ellipse – a 52-acre park to the south of the White House, CNN reports.
One National Security Council official is said to have suddenly fallen ill.
A White House official reported a similar incident while walking her dog in a Virginia suburb, just outside of the capital.
Senate and House Armed Services Committees were informed of the matter earlier this month.
Officials remain perplexed and are unable to draw definitive conclusions as to what might have happened, sources say.
But staff are said to be alarmed at the proximity of the incidents to the home of the US President.
CIA and defence staff are understood to be drawing possible comparisons to a mysterious “Havana syndrome” attack, experienced by members of the military on duty overseas.
The name derives from the first-ever reported attack in 2016 in Cuba.
The investigation remains ongoing.
In a statement, the Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told CNN: “There is nothing that the Secretary of Defense takes more seriously than the safety, health and welfare of our personnel serving around the globe in defence of our values and freedoms.
“Any concerns on issues that call that into question are thoroughly reviewed, and the appropriate actions are taken to mitigate risks to our personnel.”
Meat Loaf shared how much Jim meant to him in a 2011 interview.
The rocker said: “He’s my brother and I love him more than you’ll ever know.
“And I know that Jim and I will work together again. I know it for a fact. He doesn’t know it, but I do.”
Screenwriter Brian Lynch was amongst many celebrities and fans who paid tribute to Jim online following the heartbreaking news of his death.
He tweeted: “Rest in Peace Jim Steinman. Such a genius. I’m such a fan of his music.
“And it’s SO great for writing to, it helps bring out every emotion you need.”
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The rocker’s son, Daniel Parkinson, told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age that his father was “one of the greatest professional musicians of this country”.
Opening up about his dad, he said: “He had, I think, an especially high standard of music – playing and proficiency.
“He was very demanding in terms of what he expected from musicians and what he gave out on stage. He was always an absolute professional… that’s the thing I’ll remember about him.”
Doug had a number of upcoming shows in various states including at the Thebarton Theatre in Torrensville, South Australia on Thursday.
He is survived by his wife, Suzie, and their sons, Daniel and John.