Meat Loaf, the 74-year-old American rock artist who catapulted to global popularity with his “Bat Out of Hell” record, has died.
The American singer and actor, also known as Michael Lee Aday, had a six-decade career and sold over 100 million CDs worldwide.
His singles included the almost 10-minute title track from “Bat of Hell”, “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” from the same album, and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t That)” from the 1993 album “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell.”
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the magnificent Meat Loaf tonight, with his wife Deborah by his side. Throughout the last 24 hours, his daughters Pearl and Amanda, as well as close friends, have been with him”, a message on his Facebook page stated.
“We know how much he meant to so many of you, and we greatly appreciate all of your love and support as we journey through this time of sadness in losing such an inspirational artist and lovely guy,” the statement added.
“Don’t ever stop rocking, from his heart to your souls!”
In addition, he appeared in over 65 films, including the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Wayne’s World, and Fight Club. He also appeared as a bus driver in Spice world: The Movie.