The iconic singer and actor Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74; it has been announced.
The rock star, real name Marvin Lee Aday, will be best known for his classic albums ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ as well as starting in 65 movies.
Surrounded by his family, the singer dies on Thursday. The cause of death has not been released.
In a statement on behalf of the singers family reads: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side.
“Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.
“His amazing career spanned 6 decades 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.”“Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.
“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.
“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!’