Well known for the hit Bat Out Of Hell and for playing Eddie in the Rocky Horror Picture Show singer Meat Loaf died with his wife by his side today.
His album is one of the world’s best selling albums ever.
Meat Loaf was born Marvin Lee Aday. He grew up in Texas, changed his name in 1984 and moved to LA in the 80s where he formed Meat Loaf Soul, he gave up music and moved into musical theatre and film.
Following his stint in theatre and film he released his album, Bat Out Of Hell which sold 43 million copies thrusting him onto the world stage.
A well publicised feud followed with his collaborator Jim Steinmann. Their partnership ended, Jim alleged his work was not being recognised. Meat Loaf remained connected with his fans through live shows, TV, social media and appearances on many films.
Meatloaf was opposed to the COVID vaccine telling a reporter “If I die, I die, but i’m not going to be controlled”. Following this, the 74 year old fell critically ill with COVID-19 then passed away.
Stars around the world paid tribute to Meat Loaf following his death, Cher, who worked with him recalled “Had so much fun with him” and queen guitarist Brian May said he was “Completely gutted”.
The star sold over 100 million albums and will always have a place in our hearts and in our music collection.
Written by: Newy Staff
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