The Grammy-winning American singer and actor, Meat Loaf, recently died at the age of 74. An official announcement was posted to his Facebook page early Friday morning. His last picture, which was from his performance on ‘Huckabee’ in September 2021, recently surfaced on the internet. It was his final live performance.
You can check out the picture and video clip below:
Meat Loaf passes away at 74
Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, was best known for the 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell, one of the best selling albums of all time, having sold 43 million copies worldwide. Meat Loaf won a 1994 Grammy Award for the song “I’d Do Anything For Love.”
Meat Loaf had also appeared in over 65 movies, with iconic roles in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club, among others. “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,” the statement on Facebook read. “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!”
The cause of death is not official as of yet, but he was suffering from the virus. Bat Out Of Hell was a landmark album for the singer and rock n’ roll overall. One of the critics has also described it as “like Springsteen on Broadway on steroids.” Rolling Stone listed the album at 343 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time published in 2003 and 2012, but was left off its 2020 revision.