Meat Loaf passes away aged 74

American singer Meat Loaf has passed away in a Nashville Hospital overnight, at the age of 74.

The ‘Bat Out of Hell’ star’s manager confirmed the news overnight, that he died surrounded by his family and close friends.

He’s succeeded by his wife Deborah and their children Pearl and Leslie.


Born Marvin Lee Aday, Meat Loaf took his stage name from a childhood nickname.

He went on to have a massive career that spanned six decades, selling more than 100 million albums worldwide.

He also featured in many movies such as the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Wayne’s World and Fight Club.

The cause of his death was not given.

“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!”