Fans were left emotional after a musical tribute to Meat Loaf was performed by the Queen’s Guard outside Buckingham Palace days after the singer’s death.

The rocker died last week after reportedly falling seriously ill with Covid-19, leaving people who admired him around the world in mourning.

With a singing career spanning six decades, including hit songs from rock ballads to uptempo belters, Meat Loaf’s mark on music was celebrated by thousands worldwide.

The royal troops also revealed themselves as fans, as they delivered an instrumental rendition of the 74 year old’s most recognisable hit, I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That).

In a video posted on Twitter, the Queen’s Guard can be seen standing in succession, giving their tribute performance as tourists outside the gates watch on in awe.

“A Scottish friend of mine showed this to me last night on messenger," wrote one Twitter user.

They added: "I got goosebumps and teary eyes by watching it. What a beautiful tribute to one of the biggest legends in rock music history."

"This has made me feel a bit weepy," one fan said in reaction to the performance, as a second person mentioned feeling similarly emotional: "Me too. Brass bands seem to often have that effect on me.

“Red eyes for the rest of the day!" Another watcher echoed: "Well that escalated… I'm in tears. What a beautiful tribute.”

Another viewer was left rather impressed at the musical skills of the royal troops and were glad they were allowed to express their extracurricular talents while on duty.

"Love that our armed forces can do this to honour the man, entertain tourists and still be ready to protect HM as well as us at a moment's notice!” They added.

“As musicians you know they like variety – this is great!"

Meat Loaf’s passing was announced by his family on his official Facebook page, as it was explained that the ill singer was surrounded by his wife Deborah and two daughters Amanda, and Pearl at the end.

“We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man,” it read.

“We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your souls… don't ever stop rocking!”

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