“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife, Deborah, by his side.” said an announcement on the singer’s Facebook page. “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.”
“From his heart to your souls, don’t ever stop rocking!”
The cause of death has not been announced, but there were reports of the rockstar having COVID in his final days.
Meat Loaf was known for songs like “Bat Out of Hell,” “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” and “Anything for Love.”
Since the announcement of his passing, many notable names have offered their condolences, including former President Donald Trump who released a statement:
“Meat Loaf was a great guy—got to know him very well doing Celebrity Apprentice. He was smart, talented, open, and warm. His success was enormous—we all loved him. Meat Loaf will be greatly missed!”
Over the course of his 60-year-long career Meat Loaf sold over 100 million albums and starred in over 65 movies, including “Fight Club,” “Focus,” “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and “Wayne’s World.”
His album, “Bat Out of Hell,” is still one of the Top 10 best-selling albums of all time.