The artist, Meat Loaf, who was a singer that his debut album, “Bat Out of Hell” became one of the best-selling albums of all time and an actor who played in various films including Fight Club has died at the age of 74. The cause of his death is not being released.
After “Bat Out of Hell,” Meat Loaf struggled to repeat his success. He was involved in lawsuits and he temporarily lost his singing voice. Furthermore, he later declared personal bankruptcy. His songwriter and producer Mr. Steinman told “The problem was with a million different forces — his manager, his lawyers, his vocal cords, his brain.He had lost his voice, he had lost his house, and he was pretty much losing his mind.” to the Rolling Stones. In 1993, (with the help of Mr. Steinman) he released his sequel to the original hit “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell” that made his comeback. It included a No. 1 hit song “I’d Do Anything for Love (but I Won’t Do That),” that in 1994 won the Grammy Aaward for best solo rock vocal performance. After Mr. Steinman died in April 2021, Meat Loaf told Rolling Stone shortly afterward that Mr. Steinman had been the “centerpiece” of his life. In view of his acting career, his screen credits included David Fincher's Fight Club, opposite Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, Spice World, Wayne's World, Leap of Faith, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the TV show Ghost Wars.
The Grammy Award winner passed away on Thursday night with his wife Deborah by his side, his agent Michael Greene told Deadline on behalf of the family. Meat Loaf's family said in a statement "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. From his heart to your souls... don't ever stop rocking!"