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Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell singer, dead at 74

FILE – Singer Meat Loaf performs in support of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the football stadium at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Meat Loaf, whose “Bat Out Of Hell” album is one of the all time bestsellers, has died, family said on Facebook, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) Charles Dharapak/AP

Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell singer, dead at 74

Abigail Adcox January 21, 08:00 AMJanuary 21, 08:00 AM

Meat Loaf, known for his album Bat Out of Hell, has died at 74, his family confirmed.

The singer and actor, born as Marvin Lee Aday, starred in over 64 movies, including Fight Club and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and sold over 100 million albums worldwide, died on Thursday, his family said in a statement.

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“We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man,” his family wrote. “From his heart to your souls … don’t ever stop rocking!”

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Some performers and fans took to Twitter reacting to the news.

Singer and songwriter Adam Lambert called him a “gentle hearted powerhouse rockstar” whose music “will always be iconic.”

Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler described him as “a larger than life character” and one of those “rare people who truly was a one off talent and personality.”

Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell became a top-selling album with worldwide sales of more than 40 million copies. Some of his top-selling songs during his career include “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”

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No details were provided about his cause of death.

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