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circa 1985: American rock star Meatloaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, screams into the microphone like a bat out of hell, during a live concert.

Legendary powerhouse singer Marvin Lee Aday — better known as Meat Loaf — has died at 74. His Facebook page informed fans of his passing earlier this morning.  No cause of death was given. The actor/singer’s debut album, 1977’s Bat Out Of Hell, is one of the best selling albums ever.

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends,” the message said. “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!”

Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah,...

Posted by Meat Loaf on Thursday, January 20, 2022

Just a few months ago, in November of 2021, Meat Loaf told fans via a Facebook post, that he was working on a new album; he also mentioned in the post that he’d been struggling with back pain.