Meat Loaf has died, Age 74

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Submitted by karajayne on Sat, 01/22/2022 - 10:36

Meat Loaf has died, Age 74

Posted 22 Jan 2022
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Meat Loaf. Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Legendary rock singer and actor, Meat Loaf has died at age 74.

The US singing and acting icon passed away on January 20 and the sad news was shared in an emotional post last night (Jan 21) on the singer’s official Facebook page in a message reading, 

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” the message read. “Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.

“His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including Fight ClubFocusRocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World. ‘Bat Out of Hell’ remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.”

The message continued: “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.

“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!”

A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday in 1947, was a music legend, renowned for his grand rock epics with soaring vocals and fiery, Hollywood movie-style music videos.

He found fame playing Eddie in the 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Two years later, he released his debut solo album Bat Out of Hell, composed by Jim Steinman and produced by Todd Rundgren in 1977, which was a phenomenon, staying in the UK charts for almost a decade and turning him into a global star. Singles Paradise by the Dashboard Light and Bat Out of Hell remain classic rock radio staples on rock radio to this day. 

Meat Loaf | 'Paradise By The Dashboard Light'

Over a decade later, Meat Loaf followed up his incredible debut with Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell which delivers the mega-hit power-ballad, I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), which won him a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance in 1994.

Meat Loaf | ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)’

Meatloaf and Steinman completed the trilogy with Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose in 2006. The singer’s last album was 2016’s Braver Than We Are. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Gillespie, and daughters Amanda and Pearl.

RIP. 

Meat Loaf | ‘Bat Out of Hell’

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