Famous rocker Meat Loaf, creator of the hit "Bat Out Of Hell" dies
American singer and actor Meat Loaf has passed away at the age of 74.
His death was announced through a statement posted on his official Facebook page in the late hours of Thursday evening.
"It is with a broken heart that we announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends."
Marvin Lee Aday (real name) was born in Dallas in 1947, and known by the stage name Meat Loaf became a legendary rock music voice for six decades. He has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and has appeared in over 65 films, including iconic roles in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Fight Club".
Meat Loaf's 1977 debut album "Bat Out of Hell" remains one of the best-selling albums of all time. He also won a Grammy Award in 1994 for the song "I'd Do Anything For Love".
"We know how valuable he was to many of you and we truly appreciate all your love and support as we grieve the loss of such an inspiring artist and handsome man." said in a statement on Meat Loaf's official Facebook page.