Legendary rocker and actor Meat loaf died of complications from COVID on Thursday at the age of 74. He was surrounded by his wife Deborah and daughters The pearl and Amanda, Deadline.com reports.
Mitt Loaf’s family announced his death Friday.
“We know how much he meant to many of you, and we truly appreciate all the love and support as we go through this time of sorrow, having lost such an inspiring artist and handsome man. From his heart to your souls … never stop swinging! “
Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Adey, is best known for his most popular album Bat from hell and his role as Eddie Rocky Horror Show in 1975.
Meat Loaf has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Born in Dallas, he was a football high school star before moving to New York in the 1969s, where he landed roles on Broadway.
In addition to Rocky Horror Show, its other screen credits include Fight Club, Roadie, Motorama, Crazy in Alabama, Stage Fight, Spice World, Leap of Faith and Americaton. He also appeared in several episodes of the 2017-18 series Ghost Wars.
The Grammy-winning Meat Loaf album Bat from hell, spawned the hits “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”.
The album has sold over 65 million copies and remained on the charts for nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.