Famous singer Meat Loaf has passed away aged 74.
According to his official Facebook page, the singer whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday passed away yesterday (January 20). The cause of death has yet to be offically confirmed.
“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side", the Facebook post reads. “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 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".
The message also added, “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!”.
Several household names have paid special tributes to the late singer. Check them out below.
I hope paradise is as you remember it from the dashboard light, Meat Loaf. Had a fun time performing a sketch with him on Saturday Live way back in the last century - https://t.co/RxoH36OYHw— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 21, 2022
God I loved Bat Out of Hell. Soundtrack to my youth. Sad news RIP Meatloaf. Extraordinary voice Phenomenonal character 😢 pic.twitter.com/mZZHK6ekrt— Jo Whiley (@jowhiley) January 21, 2022
RIP Meatloaf. Thanks for being brilliant. https://t.co/TipvEXCP3j— Huw Stephens (@huwstephens) January 21, 2022
RIP Meat Loaf, 74.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 21, 2022
One of rock music’s all-time great characters whose seminal iconic album Bat Out Of Hell is one of the biggest-selling records in history.
A wondrously talented, flamboyant, funny, outrageous and rebellious chameleon. Sad news. pic.twitter.com/J0UNQgGahn
Meatl Loaf enjoyed a successful singing career, releasing 12 studio albums, including his most famous record Bat Outta Hell, released in 1977. This album remains his most famous record to this day.
This album also served as part of a trilogy with ‘Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell’ arriving in 1993 and 2006 seeing the release of ‘Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose’.
His 1993 track "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" also earned Meatloaf a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance.