Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday), a singer and actor whose career spanned 6 decades, has passed away at 74 due to COVID according to a statement on his official Facebook page.
The celebrity was best known for 1977’s album Bat Out of Hell which sold 65 million copies and his film appearances in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fight Club and Hair.
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Michael unfortunately had to cancel a business meeting this week for a new dating show he was working on, I’d Do Anything For Love, but soon after became critically ill. His wife and 2 daughters were with him at his passing.
The statement from his team read as follows:
Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends.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!
Our condolences to the Aday family. It has been a difficult month with many losses, but Meat Loaf’s legacy will be remembered for years to come.