By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Singer-songwriter Meat Loaf has passed away at the age of 74.
According to a statement from his family posted on his official Facebook page, it was announced that he passed away on Thursday night.
“Our hearts are broken to announce that one-of-a-kind Meat Loaf passed away this evening, surrounded by wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda, and close friends,” the statement said. . “We know how much he means to so many of you and we truly appreciate all the love and support as we get through this traumatic time of the loss. go such an inspirational beautiful man and artist. We thank you for your understanding of our privacy needs at this time. From his heart to yours, never stop shaking! ”
He was born in Texas in 1947 as Marvin Aday and changed his name to Michael.
In the 1960s, his career as an actor and musician began before he hit his biggest break in 1977 when his album “Bat Of Hell” was released.
Over the decades, Meat Loaf has appeared in a number of films such as “Wayne’s World”, “Fight Club” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” among dozens of films in which he has appeared in a variety of roles.
In 1994, Meat Loaf came in at 412 when Pirates Stadium and Three Rivers hosted the MLB All-Star and sang the National Anthem.
More recently, Meat Loaf sat down for an interview with our news partners at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette before he appeared at Steel City Con in 2021, said he did it to interact with fans despite the anxiety.
“I never did anything for the money,” he told Scott Mervis. “I do it so I can continue to interact with my fans and supporters. It is important to communicate with them. I guested for the same reason – not for the money, to have a chance to talk to them.”
Over nearly six decades, Meat Loaf has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, had Broadway roles and appeared in more than 50 films.
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