Michael Lee Aday, famously known as Meat Loaf, the singer known for his best-selling album ‘Bat Out of Hell’, has died at the age of 74, a statement on his official Facebook page has confirmed.
“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.” said the statement
His amazing career spanned six 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.” the post added. “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.” the statement 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 statement concluded.
Meat Loaf had been suffering from health issues, notably asthma, which had led him to collapse on stage in Wembley in 2003 and Pittsburgh in 2011. He also collapsed while performing in 2016, with a statement later saying that he had been suffering from “severe hydration.”
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