Meat Loaf | “Bat Out Of Hell” Singer and Actor Meat Loaf Died At 74

Meat Loaf | “Bat Out Of Hell” Singer and Actor Meat Loaf Died At 74

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Meat Loaf, the iconic singer whose 1977 album “Bat Out of Hell” is one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at age 74, according to a statement posted on his verified Facebook page.

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” the statement said. “Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him for the past 24 hours.”

The singer had spoken in the past about physical issues that affected his ability to perform. But in November 2021, he posted on Facebook that he would be returning to the studio in the New Year, saying he had had four back surgeries.

The back surgeries hurt everything. Before the back surgeries I was still trying to play shows, that’s when some of you saw me or heard about me passing out on stage and finally stopping the UK tour. I couldn’t hit high notes because of back pain. Not a slight backache. Pain that would bring you to your knees,” he wrote.

In 2016, the singer collapsed at a concert in the Canadian city of Edmonton and was admitted to the hospital. The cause was dehydration, a spokesperson said at the time.

Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, died Thursday at the age of 74. Born in Dallas, Texas, he was the son of a teacher and gospel singer and a former police officer, who became an alcoholic after being discharged from the US Army during World War II.

After his mother’s death, Marvin Lee moved to Los Angeles, California, and formed his first band, Meat Loaf Soul. Meat Loaf was a nickname given to him by a former football coach.



Initially, the band did the first part of artists like Janis Joplin, The Who, Stooges or Grateful Dead. Dissatisfied with the medium of music, the singer would join the cast of the show “Hair”, which led to an invitation to record a duet and later an album with singer Shaun “Stoney” Murphy for Motown. working as a stage and musical actor, Meat Loaf eventually met Jim Steinman, who would become his collaborator.

In 1973, he was chosen for the original cast of the play “The Rocky Horror Show”, also participating in the film.


Initially rejected by several labels, the album “Bat Out of Hell” (1977), written with Jim Steinman and produced by Todd Rundgren, would eventually become a huge success. The singer and Jim Steinman would later fall out and Meat Loaf’s records in the 1980s were not as successful; at that time, the musician devoted himself to comedy and acted with Englishman Hugh Laurie (much later, Doctor House in the television series of the same name).


Meat Loaf is survived by his current wife, Deborah Gillespie, and a daughter and stepdaughter, both from his first marriage. His death has already been mourned by British actor Stephen Fry, who praised his ability to be “simultaneously terrifying and cuddly, which is both rare and wonderful.”

Jessica Cardiny, Stess tv news, Stess news, stelio cardiny

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