Many rock fans, including me, are still mourning the death of Meat Loaf.
I always enjoyed his music, but I never knew to what extent until I learned he had passed.
Considered one of the greatest rock singers of all time, with a fantastic career spanning over six decades that saw him sell over 100 million albums worldwide, Meat Loaf’s death came as a shock for many of us.
He died on January 20, 2022, at the age of 74, surrounded by loved ones.
According to TMZ, the Texas-born megastar died from Covid complications, adding that sources said the singer had canceled a dinner shortly before his death because he was “seriously ill” with the virus. However, it’s unclear if his bout with coronavirus is directly responsible for his death, as no official cause of death has been released.
Born Marvin Lee Aday in 1947 and later changing his name to Michael Lee Aday, he sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. His first “Bat out of Hell” album, released in 1977, stayed in the charts for over nine years.
Meat Loaf also appeared in over 65 movies, including Fight Club, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World. He often starred as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona.
The Grammy Award-winning musician and singer left behind his wife, Deborah Gillespie and two daughters.