Meatloaf musician and actor dies aged 74
LAS VEGAS, NV – September 18: Singer Meat Loaf arrives for the world premiere of Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency’s “Runner Runner” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on September 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker / Getty Images)
Iconic singer and actor Meatloaf passed away at the age of 74. The star – born Marvin Lee Aday – passed away yesterday with his wife of 14 years Deborah by his side. The sad news was confirmed by his agent, who did not disclose the cause of death and released a statement from his family:
“We know how much he means to so many of you and we truly appreciate all the love and support as we get through this traumatic time of the loss. go such an inspirational beautiful man and artist. From his heart to yours… never stop shaking! ”
Born in Dallas, Texas in 1947, Meat Loaf is known for his incredible vocals and highly theatrical concerts, drawing on his early experiences on stage in a play in London. Los Angeles of the 1960s Hair. He harnessed these skills to create the ‘Bat out of Hell’ album trilogy, which has sold over 65 million copies in total, with the first entry being one of the best-selling albums in music history.
Meat Loaf is also known for his work on the big screen. He has appeared in many films throughout his long career, with an early highlight being his performance as Eddie in Rocky Horror Picture Show. His most critically acclaimed performance was as big steroid addict Robert “Bob” Paulsen in David Fincher’s 1999 film. Fight Club, has had many critics re-evaluate his acting skills.
He also made memorable appearances in Wayne’s World, Spotlight, 51st State, and Tenacious D in Choice of Fate.
Donations have begun flooding social media:
RIP Meat Loaf.
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