Grammy-Winning Singer and Actor Meat Loaf Dies at 74

Meat Loaf performs in Las Vegas in 2014.
Meat Loaf performs in Las Vegas in 2014. Photo by Shutterstock (4438621f)

Iconic singer and actor Meat Loaf, best known for his work on Bat Out of Hell album trilogy and The Rocky Horror Show, has died at 74. Members of his family thanked his fans for all their support in their time of grief, while many Hollywood figures sent condolences their way.

The Grammy-winning singer, born Marvin Lee Aday, passed away in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 74. The cause of death hasn’t been officially confirmed by the members of his family, but it’s been reported that he was critically ill with COVID-19 in the days leading up to his passing.

“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’s family said in a statement.

Meat Loaf rose to prominence during the late 70s with the first album from his Bat Out of Hell trilogy, which went on to become one of the best-selling albums in history. He went on to win a Grammy for his smash hit single “I’d Do Anything for Love”. Meat Loaf was also an established actor with over 50 credits to his name, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club.