Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, has died at the age of 74.
The singer’s manager, Michael Greene, confirmed Meat Loaf died Thursday night. Sources with knowledge tell TMZ that Meat was supposed to attend a business dinner for a show he’s working on titled “I’d Do Anything for Love,” but the dinner was canceled because he became seriously ill with COVID. Sources told TMZ that his condition quickly became critical.
A rep said on his Facebook page: “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!”
This post first appeared on Rock Confidential.
Iconic Singer Meat Loaf, Dead At 74