Alice Cooper on death ‘pact’ with wife: We couldn’t live without each other

Alice Cooper on death 'pact' with wife: We couldn't live without each other

Alice Cooper has said he has made a death pact with his wife Sheryl Goddard.

The veteran rock star, 71, and Goddard, 61, have been married for more than 40 years, and he said they could not live without each other.

Cooper told the Sunday Mirror: "We've made a pact – there is no way of surviving without each other.

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Alice Cooper performs with the Hollywood Vampires band during the Hellfest music Festival in Clisson, France, June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Alice Cooper performs with the Hollywood Vampires band during the Hellfest music Festival in Clisson, France, June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Alice Cooper performs with 'Hollywood Vampires' during the 52nd Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy
Singer Alice Cooper performs during the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Musician Alice Cooper performs during the Copenhell music festival in Copenhagen, Denmark June 23, 2016. Scanpix Denmark/Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen/via REUTERS?ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.DENMARK OUT.NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK.
Musician Alice Cooper performs during the Copenhell music festival in Copenhagen, Denmark June 23, 2016. Scanpix Denmark/Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen/via REUTERS?ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.DENMARK OUT.NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK.
(L-R) Duff McKagan, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of the band Hollywood Vampires perform "As Bad As I Am" during the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
(L-R) Johnny Depp, Duff McKagan, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry of the band Hollywood Vampires perform "As Bad As I Am" during the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Musician Alice Cooper arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Cast member Alice Cooper (R) and wife Sheryl Goddard pose on the red carpet before a screening of the film "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" at Roy Thomson Hall during the 38th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto September 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jon Blacker (CANADA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Marilyn Manson (R) and Alice Cooper pose at the fifth annual Golden Gods awards at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California May 2, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Alice Cooper signs autographs as he arrives at the fifth annual Golden Gods awards at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California May 2, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Alice Cooper performs at the 3rd annual Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ANIMALS)
Alice Cooper performs at the 3rd annual Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ANIMALS)
Alice Cooper accepts The Golden God award at the 3rd annual Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Singer Alice Cooper (L) smiles with Bette Midler after being inducted during the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Singer Alice Cooper performs after being inducted during the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Singer Alice Cooper performs after being inducted during the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
U.S. rock singer Alice Cooper arrives for the GQ Men of the Year 2010 Awards at the Royal Opera House in London September 7, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT)
Musician Alice Cooper arrives for the 9th season finale of 'American Idol' in Los Angeles May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Katy Perry and Alice Cooper present the best rock album award at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (MUSIC-GRAMMYS/SHOW) (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Alice Cooper poses backstage after presenting at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (MUSIC-GRAMMYS/WINNERS) (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Rock star Alice Cooper performs during the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux July 8, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud (SWITZERLAND ENTERTAINMENT)
Rock star Alice Cooper performs during the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux July 8, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud (SWITZERLAND ENTERTAINMENT)
Rock star Alice Cooper performs at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in Hollywood, California May 9, 2008. Cooper was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his support of MusiCares which provides access to addiction recovery treatment for members of the music community at the concert. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
Rock star Alice Cooper (L) poses with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith as they arrive at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in Hollywood, California May 9, 2008. Cooper was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his support of MusiCares which provides access to addiction recovery treatment for members of the music community at the concert. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
Rock star Alice Cooper (R) poses with wife Sheryl as they arrive at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in Hollywood, California May 9, 2008. Cooper was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his support of MusiCares which provides access to addiction recovery treatment for members of the music community at the concert. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
Rock star Alice Cooper performs at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in Hollywood, California May 9, 2008. Cooper was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his support of MusiCares which provides access to addiction recovery treatment for members of the music community. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
Rock star Alice Cooper (L) performs with rock guitarist Slash at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in Hollywood, California May 9, 2008. Cooper was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his support of MusiCares which provides access to addiction recovery treatment for members of the music community. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
Alice Cooper holds a teddy bear at the 6th annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit in West Hollywood, California March 9, 2008. Stuart House is a program of the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and serves the special needs of child victims of sexual abuse. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
Musician Alice Cooper presents the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award to honoree Chris Cornell, for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and his devotion to helping other addicts with the recovery process, during the third annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert in Hollywood, California, May 11, 2007. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES)
Musician Alice Cooper arrives for the third annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert in Hollywood, California, May 11, 2007. The MusiCares MAP Fund provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES)
Rock musician Alice Cooper watches his putt on the 9th green at the Mercedes Open Golf Championship Pro-Am round in Kapalua, Hawaii on January 3, 2007. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES)
Rock performer Alice Cooper (R) poses for a picture with his driver, Chase Montgomery in the pits prior to running of the ARCA Re/Max race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida February 8, 2003. Montgomery drove the Alice Cooper-Montgomery Racing Pontiac in the race. The ARCA race is part of events leading to the running of the 45th Daytona 500, scheduled for February 16. REUTERS/Charles W Luzier JLS/ME
Alice Cooper kicks off his "Brutal Planet Descent Into Dragontown" tour at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, September 29, 2001. Cooper will release the new album "Dragontown" on October 9. REUTERS/Ethan Miller EM/HB
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"I couldn't live without her. We always said there will never be a time when one of us will be mourning the other.

"Whenever it does happen, we are going to go together."

He added: "I've been married 43 years to the greatest girl in the world. We have never cheated on each other."

Shock rock star Cooper – whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier – and Goddard, a dancer and choreographer who performed for the rock star in the 1970s and 1980s, married in 1976.

Despite a brief break in the early 1980s when Goddard filed for divorce, the couple reconciled and have been together ever since, and they have three children together.

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Goddard will perform with the Alice Cooper band in October this year when they come to the UK, and Cooper said: "She dances better now than she did in 1975. 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, who admitted to substance abuse in his younger years, said he weighs the same as he did when he was 30, crediting his health to not smoking and not having had an alcoholic drink for nearly 40 years.

He said his mother, who is 96, is "indestructible" and that "it must be in the genes".

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