Music and acting legend Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74. Thanks to his unique blend of operatic goth-rock and pop stylings, the powerhouse performer has been a stalwart on both stage and screen, crafting a musical legacy that lasted over 40 years. The singer also led a successful acting career, most notably starring in musical comedy The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, released his first album, Bat Out of Hell, back in 1977, and although the album would eventually be considered a rock classic, it initially received mixed reviews from critics. Despite an unsteady start to Meat Loaf’s professional music career, he quickly established himself as a household name, thanks to his dramatic and grandiose pop-rock melodies. Releasing a total of 12 studio albums, Meat Loaf proved himself an all-around star, his appearance as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show kickstarting his acting career that saw him go on to appear in cult classics such as Fight Club.
But in sad news, a statement shared by the singer and actors family on his Facebook page confirms that Meat Loaf has passed away at the age of 74. The touching post confirmed that the rock star was “surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends”. While taking time to mourn the singer’s passing, his family also touched on Meat Loaf’s incredible career, that “saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World.” Check out the full post below:
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Further lamenting the star’s death, social media was flooded with comments mourning Meat Loaf’s passing. Leading the tributes, iconic singer and actress Cher, who previously worked with Meat Loaf on the song “Dead Ringer for Love” posted a touching response to the news. Also joining the tributes, Queen star Brian May and singer Bonnie Tyler stated their deep sadness at Meat Loaf’s death, joining an incredible amount of tributes from stars and fans alike from across the globe.
While Meat Loaf’s passing marks the closing of a unique chapter in rock and movie history, his legacy is something to be commended. With an incredible six decade-long career, blending genres across both his time on screen and throughout his music career, Meat Loaf’s success is difficult to understate. As the industry adjusts to life without Meat Loaf, the rock star will remain a timeless icon forevermore.
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