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Meat Loaf, Musician and Icon, Dies at 74

Published on January 21st, 2022 | Updated on January 21st, 2022 | By FanFest

Meat Loaf, the iconic singer and actor, has passed away at the age of 74. The star, who was born Marvin Lee Aday, died yesterday with his wife Deborah at his side. His agent confirmed the sad news in a statement from his family, who did not reveal a cause of death:

“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. From his heart to your souls … don’t ever stop rocking!”

Meat Loaf was born in Dallas, Texas, on January 27th, 1947. He was well-known for his brilliant voice and highly theatrical performances that drew on his early experiences on stage in a Los Angeles production of Hair in the 1960s. He used these talents to write the ‘Bat out of Hell’ trilogy of albums (a total of six records) that have sold more than 50 million copies across the world.

Meat Loaf’s performance in ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ is one of his best-known roles, while he also appeared in films such as ‘Fight Club’, ‘Blow’, and ‘Marvin’s Room’. His most recent album was 2015′s ‘Braver Than We Are’.

Meat Loaf retired from music in 2017 after being diagnosed with a serious heart condition, but he vowed to make one final album.

The singer’s health had suffered for many years. He collapsed during a concert in 2016 and cancelled the remaining dates on his tour. He also battled alcohol abuse issues throughout his career.

He’s had memorable roles in Wayne’s World, Focus, The 51st State, and Tenacious D: Pick of Destiny.

Tributes have already begun pouring in on social media:

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