Meat Loaf, ‘Bat out of hell’ singer, dies aged 74

Jan 21, 2022
MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 30: Meat Loaf performs on stage at Olympiahalle on April 30, 2013 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Stefan M. Prager/Redferns via Getty Images)

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy award-winning singer and actor Michael Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf died on Thursday the 20th January 2022.  His agent, Michael Greene confirmed the news in a post on Facebook.

His announcement wrote that Michael died Thursday night with his wife Deborah by his side.  He added that the singer’s daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends also had a chance to spend time with him and say their goodbyes during the last 24 hours. A cause of death is not being released.

Meat Loaf during Meat Loaf “Bat Out of Hell III – The Monster is Loose” Press Conference and Listening Party at Avalon in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jason Kempin/FilmMagic)
The statement said:
“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends.
“His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including “Fight Club”, “Focus”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wayne’s World.”
“‘Bat Out of Hell’ remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.
“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!”

Meat Loaf, as an artist, is most famous for his albums the Bat Out of Hell Trilogy, ‘Bat Out of Hell’, ‘Bat Out of Hell II’: ‘Back into Hell’, and ‘Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose’. These albums sold in excess of 65 million copies and have been regularly named some of the best-selling albums in history.

American singer Meat Loaf performing on stage during the Bat Out Of Hell Tour, USA, March 1978. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Meat Loaf won a Grammy Award for his song’ I’d Do Anything for Love’. He’ll also be remembered for big hits like ‘Two of Three Ain’t Bad’ and, ‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light’.

In addition to his phenomenal singing career, he was also known for his outstanding acting career, with notable roles playing Eddie in ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and ‘Bob in Fight Club’.

 

 

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