When the Grim Reaper comes calling, Alice Cooper and wife Sheryl Goddard plan to make the big exit together.
In an interview with The Mirror, the 71-year-old shock rocker reveals that he and Goddard, 61, have made a “pact” that if one of them is nearing the end, the other will take the necessary steps to follow suit.
“We’ve made a pact — there is no way of surviving without each other,” says the “School’s Out” rocker.
“I couldn’t live without her. We always said there will never be a time when one of us will be mourning the other,” he continues. “Whenever it does happen, we are going to go together.”
Cooper — whose real name is Vincent Furnier — met Goddard in 1975 when she auditioned to be a dancer in his stage show, and have been together ever since.
“I’ve been married 43 years to the greatest girl in the world,” he says. “We have never cheated on each other.”
Goddard, in fact, still performs in her husband’s shows.
“She dances better now than she did in 1975,” Cooper marvels. “You would think people would want to get away from the wives but she is my best friend. And there is no way of surviving without each other.”
Cooper has since clarified his comments, saying in a statement to USA Today: “We have a LIFE pact. We love life so much.
“What I was meaning was that because we’re almost always together, at home and on the road, that if something did happen to either of us, we’d most likely be together at the time. But neither of us has a suicide pact. We have a life pact.”