Meat Loaf dead at 74, Cancer claims iconic “Bat Out of Hell” singer Meat Loaf dead at the age of 74. The iconic American rock singer passed away in a Texas hospital on Wednesday, October 18 due to an illness, according to a statement from his representative.
According to reports, Meat Loaf had been in the hospital for several illnesses before he passed away due to cardiac arrest. His publicist said that on Saturday, October 21 he “was on a respirator and was given only a short time to live.”
Born as Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947, in Dallas, Texas, Meat Loaf has become one of the biggest selling artists since releasing his iconic album Bat Out Of Hell in 1977. The singles from the record — “Bat out of Hell,” “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night),” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” — would mark the beginning of Meat Loaf’s legacy.
On October 29, 1977, he released his second album entitled “”, which gained popularity with songs like “Read ’em and Weep” (the sequel to Bat out of Hell) and “Paradise by Dashboard Light”. That same year, Meat Loaf won a Grammy Award for “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).”
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Meat Loaf’s last performance was during a concert in Canada on July 15, 2016 after which he went to the hospital due to illness.
Meanwhile, celebrities have taken Twitter to express their condolences following Meat Loaf’s death. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam tweeted, “So sad to hear about #meatloaf. Such a great singer and artist. Sending love to his family and band.” Many others followed suit with tweets of their own, including Lance Bass who said, “Another legend gone way too soon. Rest in peace #MeatLoaf,” while Ricky Gervais said, “Oh dear. Meat Loaf dead at 73. What a voice.”
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The family of the singer has requested privacy during this difficult time for them, and has asked that donations be made to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund instead of sending flowers or gifts. (Kelly Fisher, USA Today)
Meat Loaf dead at 74, Cancer claims iconic “Bat Out of Hell” singer