Legendary rock singer Meat Loaf has died, based on an announcement posted on his official Facebook page. He was 74.
“Our hearts are damaged to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf handed away tonight along with his spouse Deborah by his aspect,” the put up stated. “Daughters Pearl and Amanda and shut buddies have been with him all through the final 24 hours.”
Born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas in 1947, Meat Loaf started performing and singing at school productions. He moved to Los Angeles after his mom’s dying in 1965.
After performing in quite a few stage productions in Los Angeles, together with “Hair,” Meat Loaf joined the unique L.A. Roxy forged of “The Rocky Horror Present,” enjoying the components of Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott. After the success of the musical, Meat Loaf was requested to reprise his position as Eddie within the 1975 movie adaptation, “The Rocky Horror Image Present,” which grew to become one of the crucial beloved cult movies of all time.
Meat Loaf’s large break in music got here with the discharge of his debut album, “Bat Out of Hell” in 1977. The album has offered over 43 million copies worldwide and was licensed 14 occasions Platinum by the Recording Business Affiliation of America.
Final yr additionally saw the death of Jim Steinman, his longtime collaborator and songwriter. Steinman wrote all the songs on “Bat Out of Hell.”
Meat Loaf would go on to document 11 extra albums in his lengthy profession as a recording artists, together with two sequels to “Bat Out of Hell.” In complete, he offered greater than 80 million albums over the course of his profession.
Meat Loaf would additionally go on to have a profitable profession as an actor, showing in films reminiscent of “Spice World,” “Struggle Membership,” and “Wayne’s World.”
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