Meat Loaf, a rock legend, has died at the age of 74. His wife and daughters, as well as close friends, were with him in his final hours, according to a statement posted on his official Facebook page. The cause of death has not been revealed. The statement began, “Our hearts are broken,” and ended, “From his heart to your souls, don’t ever stop rocking.” Meat Loaf’s real name was Marvin Lee Aday, and he was best known for the songs Bat Out Of Hell and I’ll Do Anything For Love (But Not That).
“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” Meat Loaf’s family said in a statement. Throughout the last 24 hours, his daughters Pearl and Amanda, as well as close friends, have been with him. His illustrious career spanned six decades, during which he sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and appeared in over 65 films, including “Fight Club,” “Focus,” “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and “Wayne’s World.” The album “Bat Out of Hell” is still in the top ten best-selling albums of all time. We know how much he meant to so many of you, and we are grateful for all of your love and support as we go through this difficult time. We appreciate your consideration of our need for privacy at this time. Don’t ever stop rocking!” says his heart to your souls.
Meat Loaf was both a singer and an actor. He appeared in films such as Fight Club and was a member of the original cast of the stage musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Braver Than We Are, his most recent album, was released in 2016. Meat Loaf was last seen on television in episodes of the shows Glee and Elementary.