Singer-actor ‘Meat Loaf’ dies at the age of 74. The rock singer was behind the multi-platinum-selling Bat Out of Hell trilogy. He garnered global fame for his booming voice and dramatic stage presence. In The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club, he had unforgettable roles.
The musician passed away on Thursday night, surrounded by his wife Deborah and daughters Pearl and Amanda. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his agent Michael Greene verified the news. verified the news. “We know how much he meant to so many of you. 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,” Green said. “From his heart to your souls, don’t ever stop rocking!”
Meat Loaf was born Marvin Lee Aday. The stage name ‘Meat Loaf’ was his childhood nickname. He was a multiplatinum-selling megastar and trained Broadway belter who garnered a career that few could equal. His biggest singles, such as “Bat Out of Hell” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” were radio staples and bar-room sing-along for decades.
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Meat Loaf’s popularity skyrocketed with his debut solo album, 1977’s Bat Out of Hell. It sold more than 14 million copies in the United States alone. It became one of the best-sellers of all time. “I’d Do Anything for Love” rewarded him the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo in 1994. The song remained at the top of the UK charts for seven weeks in a row. His death happened barely a year after the death of Jim Steinman, the songwriter who created “Bat Out of Hell.”The record introduced fans to Broadway-style, operatic rock at a time. When Mr Steinman co-wrote “More Than You Deserve,” a musical performed at the Public Theatre in New York in 1973 and 1974, the two met. Meat Loaf auditioned for the program and eventually became a member of the cast. Later on, they collaborated on numerous other albums. Throughout his career, Meat Loaf faced health issues. Following fainting onstage at Wembley Arena in London in 2003, he underwent heart surgery. He had another health crisis in 2007. He cautioned an audience in Newcastle, England, that the concert was “probably the last act I’ll ever play.”