Singer Meat Loaf passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022.
The singer and actor was born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas. He was best known for his “Bat Out of Hell” trilogy, which sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. The first album in the trilogy, “Bat Out of Hell,” sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. With more than 200,000 copies being sold each year, it has become one of the best-selling albums in history.
Yesterday, Meat Loaf died in his home surrounded by his wife, Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda, and close friends. His cause of death has not been disclosed. His family announced the news on his Facebook page.
Meat Loaf’s Family Issues Statement: ‘Don’t Ever Stop Rocking’
Just before 3 AM on Friday morning, Meat Loaf’s family publicly announced his passing in a Facebook post on Meat Loaf’s official 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,” they announced.
“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,’” they continued.
“‘Bat Out of Hell’ remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time,” they added.
“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,” they continued.
“We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time,” they concluded. “From his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!”
Fans and celebrities both commented on the post to express their condolences, which garnered over 90,000 reactions and 22,000 comments within only a few hours.
Scottish produer DJ Rankin commented, “R.I.P. First single I ever owned was ‘I’d Do Anything For Love.’ Sleep easy big man.”
Actor Ritchi Edwards commented, “So sad to be reading this.. rest in peace to a legend! Love and thoughts are with you all!”
Singer Ricky Sings wrote, “Rest in peace Meat Loaf. Nobody could sing a power ballad like you. You are and always will be a legend! RIP to an icon of rock music! #RIPMeatloaf.”
Musician Vinnie Camilleri wrote, “Such a sad loss, a proper legend. Thank you for the music.”
Meat Loaf Had A Legendary Career That Spanned Decades
— Andre Saint-Albin (@AndreSaintAlbin) January 21, 2022
After the commercial success of “Bat Out Of Hell,” Meat Loaf went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for his hit song “I’d Do Anything For Love.” He won a 1994 Brit Award for best-selling album and single and ranked 96th on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.”
Meat Loaf has also appeared in more than fifty films and television shows. He was best known for his role as Eddie in “The Rock Horror Picture Show” in 1975, but he also appeared as Bob Paulson in “Fight Club” in 1999. He also played a bouncer named Tiny in “Wayne’s World” in 1992. He has also appeared in numerous productions of “Hair,” both on and off-Broadway.
Although it is not clear what caused Meat Loaf’s death, he has had several notable injuries and accidents over the decades. In 1978, he jumped off a stage in Ottawa, Canada, which caused him to break his leg. He had to finish up the rest of his tour in a wheelchair.
In 2011, he fainted on a stage while performing in Pittsburgh. In 2016, he collapsed on stage while performing at a concert in Canada. In 2019, he fell off an interview stage during a convention in Texas and broke his collarbone.
The important thing is that Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman are somewhere in a gothic castle with billowing floor length white curtains, 400,000 candles, a grand piano, lacy sleeves and infinite epics to write. At some point there will be a motorbike
— Janine Gibson (@janinegibson) January 21, 2022
Nine months ago, Jim Steinman, the composer behind “Bat Out Of Hell,” passed away at the age of 73. He passed away from kidney failure after being ill for some time.
Meat Loaf had paid tribute to his close friend on a Facebook post, writing, “Coming here soon, My brother Jimmy.”