MEATLOAF fans around the world are mourning the death of the beloved singer.
The rock legend has sadly passed away aged 74.
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Who was Meat Loaf?
Born Michael Lee Aday on September 27, 1947, the singer shot to fame with his powerful, wide-ranging voice.
His Bat Out of Hell trilogy – Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose – has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide
Meatloaf was also a Grammy winner, and won Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song I’d Do Anything for Love.
He was known and beloved by fans around the world and went on over 30 tours
Meatloaf was also an actor, and had appeared in over 50 movies.
His most notable film roles include Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and Bob Paulson in Fight Club (1999).
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What was Meat Loaf’s cause of death?
Meat Loaf died on 20 January, 2022, although no cause of death is yet to be revealed.
In a heartbreaking tribute posted on the star’s official Facebook page, it was revealed the star passed away with wife Deborah by his side.
The statement reads: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side.
“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.
“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!”
What are Meat Loaf’s biggest songs?
Meatloaf’s biggest hit to date is I’d Do Anything For Love, which was released in 1993 and went straight to No.1.
His other biggest songs include (in order of popularity):
- Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
- Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad (1977)
- Paradise by the Dashboard Light (1977)
- Not a Dry Eye in the House (1995)
- Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through (1993)