Meat Loaf, singer known for his huge best-selling album “Bat Out of Hell” and actor in such films as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Stage Fright has died at 74. Reports are that he died on Thursday night, after contracting COVID.
His family confirmed his death in a post on Facebook, saying, “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends.His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including “Fight Club”, “Focus”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wayne’s World.”“Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.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. We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!”
Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell trilogy sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. The first album stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.
He appeared in over 20 movies including as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Sheriff John Doggett in Crazy in Alabama (1999) and Bob Paulson in Fight Club (1999). More recently he has starred as Roger McCall in Stage Fright (2014), the Canadian musical horror comedy slasher film.
Watch the trailer for Stage Fright.