“Hell’s Rock Bat” singer, Meat Loaf, Rock Icon, Actor, dies at age 74


Meatloaf playing on stage

His 1970s heydey meatloaf.Richard E. Aaron / Redfern

  • Rock music star Meatloaf died at the age of 74, according to a social media statement.

  • The “Bat Out of Hell” singer has sold 100 million albums worldwide.

  • Born in Marvin Lee Aday, Meatloaf leaves behind two daughters and his wife.

American singer and actor Meatloaf died at the age of 74.

His death was announced in his statement Facebook page around midnight on Thursday. It said he died with his family around him, but gave no place or cause of death.

The performer, whose real name is Michael Lee Aday, is known for his performances on his best-selling albums “Hell’s Rock Bat” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, as well as his small role in “Fight Club”. Was there.

“Our heart is broken to announce that the incomparable meatloaf died with his wife Deborah tonight,” he read the statement.

“My daughter Pearl and Amanda and my close friends have been with him for the past 24 hours.

“His wonderful career spans 60 years, selling over 100 million albums worldwide, over 65 including” Fight Club, “” Focus, “” Rocky Horror Picture Show, “and” Wayne’s World. ” I appeared in a movie. “

“‘Bat Out of Hell’ is one of the top 10 best-selling albums to date.

“I know how much he meant to many of you, and when we go through this sad era of losing such a moving artist and a beautiful man, we are all. Thank you very much for your love and support.

“Thank you for understanding the need for privacy at this point. From his heart to your soul … don’t stop shaking!”

Meatloaf is standing on stage in a black jacket

Meet Loaf will be joining the cast as a special guest on August 20, 2019, when he visits the Broadway musical “Bat Out of Hell” at the New York City Center in New York City.Blues Grikas / WireImage via Getty Images

Meatloaf was born in 1947 in Dallas, Texas, to Marvin Lee Aday. He later changed his name to Michael.

His entertainment career began in 1967 when he moved to Los Angeles, where he started a band called Meatloaf Soul. He starred in the musical “Hair” and landed on Broadway in 1973. Meatloaf later appeared in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, playing Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott. show.

In 1977, he made his debut with the album “Bat Out of Hell” with great success.

He married Leslie G. Edmonds in 1978 and divorced in 2001. In 2007, he married Deboragi Respy.

Meatloaf was publicly talking about the health issues that have affected his career in the past. During 2018 Interview with Rolling StoneThe singer said he wasn’t sure if he would make another album or tour again because of his health problems.

Rock stars were known to suffer from asthma. In 2016, he collapsed on stage during a concert in Edmonton, Canada.The case is Taken by a fan In the audience. And in 2011, the meatloaf collapsed during a concert performance in Pittsburgh. He was treated by a doctor on stage and stood up to finish the show.

We pay homage to rock stars from the entertainment world. Singer Cher shared the memories of playing with Meatloaf.

“When I did’Dead Ringer’, the meatloaf was a lot of fun,” Sher tweeted. “I’m very sorry to his family, friends and fans. Do I imagine it or it’s a wonderful Ppl of art that dies every other day.”

British writer and broadcaster Stephen Fry paid tribute to Meatloaf in a series of tweets describing Meatloaf as “terrifying and cute.”

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