Meat Loaf — the singer with some monstrous hits — has died at the age of 74, TMZ reports.
The singer’s manager, Michael Greene, confirmed Meat Loaf died Thursday night. Sources with knowledge tell TMZ … he was supposed to attend a business dinner earlier this week for a show he was working on — “I’d Do Anything for Love” — but the dinner was canceled because he became seriously ill with COVID. Sources tell us that condition quickly became critical.
Greene added that Meat Loaf’s wife and 2 daughters were by his side when he passed away.
Meat Loaf was one of the greatest rock singers of all time. His 1977 “Bat Out of Hell” album sold an astounding 65 million copies. That album produced several hits, including “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” which charted at #11 on Billboard.
Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, took his stage name from his childhood nickname. He was a trained Broadway belter and a multiplatinum-selling megastar whose biggest hits, like “Bat Out of Hell” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” were radio staples for decades.
So sad to hear about the passing of @RealMeatLoaf. I've got some amazing memories with that man from @MonstersOfRock @ Castle Donnington in '83 to Celebrity Apprentice to parties at @johnrich house. He was a true force of nature…& that voice! Love & condolences to his family.
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) January 21, 2022