Meat Loaf, Singer of ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ Passes Away At 74
Another legend has passed away, continuing to give 2022 a rough start.
Brought to the public's attention through his Facebook page, the legendary singer Meat Loaf has passed away at the age of 74.
“Our hearts are broken to announce2 that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” the post said. “Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.”
Born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas in 1947, Meat Loaf got his start in school music productions, performing as an actor and singer.
In 1965, he moved to Los Angeles where he spent his time pursuing a career in acting and music.
Within a few years, he was opening for bands like the Who and the Grateful Dead.
In 1971, Meat Loaf was cast in the Los Angeles production of Hair. In 1973, he joined the original Los Angeles cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring as Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott. He came back for the role in 1975 when the film adaption was made, becoming one of the most beloved movies of all time.
The star also played the roll of "Tiny," the bouncer in Wayne's World.
It was in 1977 that he finally caught his "big break" in the music scene, with the release of his debut album, Bat Out Of Hell. Since its release, over 43 million copies have sold, and the album has been certified Platinum 14 times.
In the course of his career, Meat Loaf sold over 80 million albums.
It's a hard blow to the rock community. Keep an eye out today as rock legends wake up to the terrible news, and share their tributes to Meat Loaf.
Rest in Peace, Meat Loaf.