Music Rock Icon Dies At 74

( – Singer and actor, Meat Loaf gained legendary status after the release of his album “Bat Out of Hell” in 1977, as people all across the globe continue to sing his songs today. Sadly, on January 20, his agent announced he passed away at the age of 74.

Michael Greene told Meat Loaf’s fans to not “ever stop rocking” even though the world lost an “inspiring artist and beautiful man.” His first album was slow to catch fire, but ended up selling over 40 million copies, stayed on the charts for more than 9 years, and earned him respect from fellow artists and followers alike.

The rocker was born in September 1947 as Marvin Lee Aday, and picked up the name Meat which stayed with him as he grew up. Although many know his music, Meat Loaf wasn’t only a musician, but an actor as well. He played in more than 50 films, TV shows, and stage performances like Eddie in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Hair.”

In 1993, he reconnected with fellow songwriter Jim Steinman to release “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell,” featuring one of his most famous songs with the title, “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).

As of right now, there’s no confirmed cause of death. He leaves behind a wife, two daughters, and fans who will never forget his talent.

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