LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Meat Loaf, the singer best known for the “Bat Out of Hell” album, has died at the age of 74, a statement on his official Facebook page said on Friday.
The statement is:
“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!”
The Grammy winner born Marvin Lee Aday passed away Thursday night with his wife Deborah by his side. A cause of death has not being released.
The American singer and actor had a career spanning six decades, and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.
His hits included the near 10-minute long title track from “Bat of Hell”, “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” from the same album, and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” from 1993 album “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell”.
Photo – US musician Meat Loaf. EPA/JOERG KOCH / POOL