One of the best-selling artists, Meat Loaf, passed away last night at 74.
His family confirmed the tragic news on Facebook, writing:
"Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side."
Grammy Award-winning artist, whose Bat Out of Hell trilogy is among the world's best sellers, had a career that spanned for over five decades, also worked as an actor, and is well remembered from the 1974's Rocky Horror Picture Show, then Fight Club, and Wayne's World.
The artist's primary focus was rock music, but one of his finest achievements was a concert series with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
He announced plans to return to the studio this January. Several months before his passing, he stated: "I'm not old. I've got songs for another record, and I'm reading a script."
The cause of death is complications due to Covid-19.
Meat Loaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, had a heart condition, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Meat Loaf was a father to two daughters, Pearl is also a musician, and Amanda is an actress. Both were with their father on the day before his death, according to the statement from the family.
The Texas-born I would Do Anything for Love singer enjoyed praises from fans and colleagues. Many used social media to express their sorrows.
The family statement asked for privacy:
"We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your souls…don't ever stop rocking."
In April 2021, Meat Loaf lost one of his closest collaborators, Jim Steinman passed away from kidney failure. Steinman wrote the famous Bat Out of Hell trilogy.
Meat Loaf will be remembered due to his incredible vocals, larger-than-life personality, and immense talent, of course.