Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Singer and Prolific Actor, Dies at 74

The singer Meat Loaf, whose “Bat Out of Hell” album is among the best-selling and most enduring rock albums of the 1970s, has died at the age of 74.

A consummate performer, he also appeared as an actor in the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as well as “Crazy Alabama,” “Fight Club,” “Wayne’s World” and “The NeverEnding Story,” among dozens more film and television credits.Meat Loaf, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, won a 1994 Grammy Award for best solo rock vocal performance for the song “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).”A cause of death was not given, but Deadline reports that his wife Deborah was by his side as he took his final breaths on Thursday, January 20.An official statement from the Meat Loaf Facebook page reads:Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed

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