The American rock veteran is 74 years old.
The “Bat Out Of Hell” rocker died Thursday with his wife Deborah by his side.
No cause of death has been reported, but the star has been struggling with his health for a long time.
«Our hearts are broken», It was stated in the announcement on The Facebook side of Meat Loafs.
It also said that Pearl and Amanda’s daughters were with him for the past 24 hours, along with close friends.
Now the grieving people are asking for peace.
«We know how much he meant to many of you, and we deeply appreciate all the love and support during this time of mourning for the loss of an inspiring artist and beautiful man.“, said the statement from the family.
«From their heart to their soul – never stop rocking“, they wrote.
Michael Lee Aday, as he is usually called, boasts a career spanning 60 years. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and has appeared in more than 60 films – among them nineties hits such as “Wayne’s World”, “Spiceworld – The Movie” and “Fight Club”.
His 1977 “Bat Out Of Hell” is on the list of the world’s best-selling albums ever.
When former Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman died suddenly in April last year, Meat Loaf wrote in his memoirs:
«Come there soon. My brother Jimmy. Fly, Jimmy, fly».
The incident in the VGTV clip below is from 2016:
Meat Loaf is known for its rebellious stage performances and eccentric performances.
The rocker, who has visited Norway several times and brought along Marion Ravn from Norway as his duet tour partner, had previously had heart surgery and suffered from asthma. In 2014, he underwent back surgery.
In 2019, Meat Loaf stumbled on stage in Texas and broke his collarbone. He also passed out on stage in 2016, 2011 and 2003. In 2016, Meat Loaf joked that he thought he would one day die on stage.
– Then it’s too terrible to let me lie there, so they’ll take me away. The band will play “When The Saints Go Marching In” before the pianist performs “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. Then the band would get everyone up and singing. For “the show must go on”, even though I’m dead, he said United States of America Today.
Last hit with Norwegian duet couple
Meat Loaf enjoyed great success in several rounds. In 1993, he released “Bat Out Of Hell II”, which spawned the monster hit “I Will Do Anything For Love”.
In 2006, he came out with the third round of “Bat Out Of Hell”. The first single from there was a duet with Marion Ravn, “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”.
It became Meat Loaf’s final big hit. Among other things, it topped the VG list, and went to sixth place in the UK and seventh place in Germany.
Among the artist’s most famous songs are “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad”, “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth”, “More Than You Deserve” and “Dead Ringer For Love”.
In recent years, his voice has been characterized by his health problems.
In 2018, the 71-year-old announced that he would be touring, without even singing his songs.
Meat Loaf has appeared in a number of TV shows and reality series. The list of achievements includes several Broadway productions, such as “Hair” and “The Rocky Horror Show”.
British media profile Piers Morgan described Meat Loaf as one of rock’s greatest icons:
“Certified introvert. Devoted internet fanatic. Subtly charming troublemaker. Thinker.”