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Meat Loaf Biography
Who was Meat Loaf ?
SINGING legend Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74 after a stellar career that spanned six decades.
Born Marvin Lee Aday in Texas, he rose to fame with his powerful, wide voice.
The star sold millions of albums worldwide, with the Bat Out Of Hell trilogy among his most popular musical offerings.
He was honored with the Hero Award at the annual Q Awards music ceremony in 2016, which he dedicated to everyday heroes and called on people to “bring love back into this world.”
How old was Meat Loaf ?
He was September 27, 1947, Dallas, Texas, United States
Meat Loaf Death
In a heartbreaking tribute posted on the star’s official Facebook page, it was revealed that he passed away on Thursday night with his wife Deborah Gillespie at his side.
The statement reads: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah at his side.
“Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him for the last 24 hours.
“His incredible career spanned 6 decades in which he sold over 100 million albums worldwide and starred in over 65 movies including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World. Bat Out of Hell remains one of Top 10 selling albums of all time.
“We know how much it meant to so many of you and truly appreciate all the love and support as we go through this time of grief over the loss of such an inspiring artist and such a beautiful man.
“We appreciate your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From your hearts to your souls… never stop rocking!”
The rock veteran had been plagued by health problems and rumors that he was dying since he collapsed onstage in June 2016 and appeared in several interviews slurred, with even Katie Price telling him she thought he was dead.
He was forced to deny that he had passed away.
But he had back surgery almost two months ago to remove a cyst on his back, and he explained for the last time what the hell is going on.
“Listen, I’m not dying. After three months of therapy I’ll be fine. I’m sick of talking about it. I don’t want to talk about it from now on,” he said.
“And anyone else who asks me the question, I’m not going to answer.”
In 2012, Meat Loaf claimed that dying on stage would be “the best thing” that could happen to him.
“I will die for you,” he said in an interview with Tinnitist.
“I would literally die for an audience. The best thing that could happen to me is if I die on stage.
“Because then I’m dying doing what I love. I hate to interrupt us, but I have to go.”
Meat Loaf was last photographed on March 27 of last year when he performed with country artist John Rich at the Redneck Riviera in Nashville.
The cause of the singer’s death has not yet been revealed.
His colorful career saw him not only captivate fans with his music, but also with his theatrics, as he appeared in more than 50 movies and TV shows, including the 1997 movie Spice World.
Personal Life: Meat Loaf married Leslie G. Edmonds on February 23, 1979, less than a month after meeting her, and became stepfather to her daughter, Pearl. The couple moved from New York to Connecticut and welcomed daughter Amanda on January 21, 1981. While living in various cities in Connecticut, Meat Loaf coached children’s baseball and softball teams. He moved back to California in 1998 and his marriage to Leslie ended in 2001. Meat Loaf married Deborah Gillespie in 2007 and the couple moved to Austin, Texas in 2012.
Meat Loaf changed his first name to Michael in 1984, and is a Christian and sports fan, supporting the New York Yankees baseball team and English soccer team Hartlepool United. He also participates in fantasy baseball and has played in celebrity golf tournaments. Meat Loaf followed a vegetarian diet for over a decade, turning vegan in January 2020 (“Veganuary”) while promoting Frankie & Benny’s new vegan menu items. In 2011, he stated that he had had 18 concussions and collapsed onstage during a 2003 London concert (due to Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome), a 2011 Pittsburgh concert, and a 2016 Edmonton concert. In 2019 , Meat Loaf fell off a stage at the Texas Frightmare convention and broke his collarbone.
What happened to Meat Loaf ?
Meat Loaf is said to have cheated death on numerous occasions. He was involved in a car accident that resulted in the vehicle rolling over. He was hit in the head with a shot put during a track meet (no kidding, look it up). …And who could forget that time Meat Loaf got sick during a concert in 2007.
Meat loaf net worth:
Meat Loaf Net Worth: Meat Loaf is an American musician and actor who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. Over the last several decades, Meat Loaf has transformed into a larger-than-life figure in the entertainment industry. He has released 12 solo studio albums and has appeared in over 100 movies and television shows. Meat Loaf’s debut solo album, 1977’s “Bat Out of Hell,” is one of the best-selling albums in history with sales of over 43 million copies. The 14x Platinum album continues to sell an estimated 200,000 copies each year, more than four decades after its release, and spent nine years on the music charts. As an actor, Meat Loaf is known for notable roles such as Eddie in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) and Robert “Bob” Paulson in “Fight Club” (1999). In 1999, he released “To Hell and Back: An Autobiography,” and it was made into a VH1 television movie, “Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back,” in 2000.
Deborah Gillespie with her husband Meat Loaf
In 1973, he was part of the original LA Roxy cast of The Rocky Horror Show, playing the roles of Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott.
The rock star was born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas in 1947, he formed his first Meat Loaf Soul band in the 1960s and legally changed his name to Michael Lee Aday.
He went on to enjoy an impressive singing career, with Bat Out of Hell being one of the top 10 best-selling albums of all time, with an estimated 200,000 copies still rolling off shelves annually.
The star sold more than 80 million records worldwide, winning a Grammy Award for Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance for I’d Do Anything for Love and Brit Awards in 1994 for best-selling album and single.
Meat Loaf married Canadian Deborah Gillespie, his second wife, in 2007, dividing his time between Los Angeles and Texas.
In 2020, the legend declared that he would go vegan for Veganuary in a bid to help the planet, but refused to change his name to Veg Loaf for the month as part of a Frankie & Benny campaign.
He had been a vegetarian for 11 years, but returned to a meat diet after health reasons forced him to lose weight.
Piers Morgan was among those who mourned the late rock legend, writing on Twitter: “RIP Meat Loaf, 74.
“One of rock music’s all-time greats whose seminal iconic album Bat Out Of Hell is one of the best-selling albums in history.
“A wonderfully talented, quirky, funny, outrageous, rebellious chameleon. Sad news.”
Actor Stephen Fry described him as “at the same time terrifying and loving” in a moving tribute.
He tweeted: “I hope paradise is as you remember it from the dash light, Meat Loaf.
“I had a fun time doing a skit with him on Saturday Live back in the last century.
“He had a quality of being both terrifying and caring, which is rare and quite wonderful.”