Meat Loaf, Grammy-winning singer famous for 'I'd Do Anything For Love,' has died
Meat Loaf, the Grammy-winning American singer and actor, has died at the age of 74.
An official announcement was posted to his Facebook page early Friday morning.
Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, was best known for the 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell
Meat Loaf won a 1994 Grammy Award for the song "I'd Do Anything For Love."
Meat Loaf also appeared in over 65 movies, with iconic roles in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club, among others.
Bat Out Of Hell was a landmark album for the singer and rock n' roll overall, with one critic describing it as "like Springsteen on Broadway on steroids."
Rolling Stone listed the album at 343 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time published in 2003 and 2012, but was left off its 2020 revision.
Meat Loaf's death comes one year after composer, lyricist, and record producer Jim Steinman, his creative partner on Bat Out Of Hell and many other projects, died of kidney failure.
In 2017, Bat Out Of Hell was adapted by Steinman into a stage production, Bat Out Of Hell.
Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical. It opened at Manchester's Opera House in the U.K. and later made its U.S. debut at New York City Center.