The Anthrax co-founder and guitarist wrote, “There are so many stories to tell, and I know they will all be told over time. For now, what I know is that Meat’s legacy will live on through his family – Pearl, Amanda and Revel. Their forever love for their father/grandfather (Papa Meat) outweighs the heaviness of their hearts. ………. Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of love, we feel it. ……….. I love you Meat.”
Ian married Meat Loaf’s adopted daughter/singer Pearl Aday in 2011. Together, they have a 10-year-old son, Revel Young Ian.