Meatloaf, the legendary singer of hits like “I’ll Do Anything for Love” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” has died at the age of 74.
The Grammy Award winner, born Marvin Lee Aday, passed away on Thursday night (January 20). The cause of his death has not yet been revealed.
A post on his official Facebook page read: “Our hearts are broken to announce that one-of-a-kind Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah at his side. Daughter Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him for the past 24 hours…
“We know how much he means to so many of you and we truly appreciate all the love and support as we get through this traumatic time of the loss. go such an inspirational beautiful man and artist. We thank you for your understanding of our privacy needs at this time. From his heart to yours… never stop shaking! ”
Meat Loaf’s debut album, 1977 Bats out of hell, written by Jim Steinman, is among the 35 best-selling albums in US history, having sold 14 million copies.
The singles “Two of Three Ain’t Bad” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” which peaked at number 11 and 39 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively, were both certified platinum in 2018.
Meat Loaf continues to set two more records in the Bat Out of Hell trilogy: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.
In 1994, Meat Loaf won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo for “I’d Do Anything for Love”.
The Texas-born singer has starred in dozens of films in her six-decade career, most famously in the 1975 film version of Rocky Horror Picture Show as Eddie, an eccentric and brilliant ex-delivery guy who performs the hit “Hot Patootie”.
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The film starring Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry has become a cult classic.
Meat Loaf also appeared in the 1997 film Spice Girls Spice world, as well as popular releases Fight Club and Wayne’s World.
The star – whose stage name is Meat Loaf after the nickname given by his soccer coach because of his weight – was born in Dallas in 1947, the only child of Wilma Artie, a school teacher. and a member of the Vo-di-o-do Quartet of Girls gospel, and Orvis Wesley Aday, a former policeman who started a business selling homemade cough drops.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/meat-loaf-death-age-cause-b1997733.html Meat Loaf, real name Michael Lee Aday, dies aged 74