Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74.
On Friday morning (Jan. 21), the popular rock singer’s family shared the sad news on his Facebook page.
“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,” a statement on Facebook read.
“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,'” the family’s statement continued. “‘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,” the family added. “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!”
Meat Loaf’s agent confirmed his death and there was no cause of death was shared.
Born in Dallas, Texas, in 1947 as Marvin Lee Aday, Meat Loaf’s debut album, released in 1977, Bat Out Of Hell, is still one of the top 10 selling albums of all time. In 1993, The rock’n roll legend released a follow-up LP, Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell.
The projects spawned hits, including “Paradise By The Dashboard Lights,” “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).”
In 1993, Meat Loaf took home a GRAMMY for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for his single, “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).”
The famed singer was survived by his wife Deborah, and two daughters, Pearl and Amanda.