Meat Loaf passed away peacefully on Thursday night, with his wife by his side.
This is what his long-time agent, Michael Greene, has informed the media, according to Deadline.
Children of the 1960s will particularly recall his best-selling album ‘Bat Out Of Hell,’ which was almost bizarre in its execution. The highly dramatic rock album spent 522 weeks, or a total of ten years, at the top of the United Kingdom album chart. He made a major comeback with the 1995 single ‘Welcome To The Neighborhood,’ which was nearly 20 years after his debut. Meat Loaf has sold more than 100 million records worldwide since its inception in 1982.
In addition to his musical career, he has also achieved success in film and television, most notably in the roles of the comically unlucky Eddie in ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and the busted ex-bodybuilder Robert Paulsen in ‘Fight Club.’ Meat Loaf was working on new television projects up until his death, the most recent of which was a game show based on his 1993 hit single ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).’