Meat Loaf, the American singer and actor, has died at the age of 74.
Tributes are pouring in from all over the world after his family shared the sad news.
Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, was best known for the 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell, one of the best selling albums of all time. It sold 43 million copies worldwide.
He won a 1994 Grammy Award for the song “I’d Do Anything For Love.” He also starred in over 65 movies, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club.
His family confirmed the news of his death this morning and said: “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!”