Rock Legend Meat Loaf Dies at Age 74

Prolific singer and actor Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74.

Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, was an American singer and actor, known for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows.  Best known for the Bat Out Of Hell trilogy – Bat Out of Hell (1977), Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993), and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006).  The single “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” won a Grammy award in 1994. Bat Out Of Hell would later hit the stage in Bat Out of Hell: The Musical  (2017).

Meat Loaf also appeared in many movies and television roles over the years, with iconic roles in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Wayne’s World, and Fight Club, to name a few.

An official announcement was posted to his Facebook page early Friday morning.

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!

The cause of death is unknown at this time.

All of us at Fandom Spotlite send our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this time.


Fandom Spotlite was at Steel City comic con when Meat Loaf gave a panel in August of 2021 to talk about his music, his various roles, his career and to answer fan questions. You can view the panel below.

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