His sudden death has left fans wondering about his real cause of deathand were sharing everything we know so far below. The late rocker Meat Loaf was outspokenly anti-vaccine mandate and anti-mask before his death once telling a reporter, "If I die, I die, but I'm not going to be controlled . Meat Loaf's death was first reported on January 21, 2022, by his family, who released a statement. The album featured duets with Patti Russo and Meat Loaf's daughter Pearl Aday. But over the years the singer, whose real name was Marvin Lee Aday, had numerous health scares. But not me. Rock and roll legend Meat Loaf has died at age 74. [20] The band received several recording contracts. Published Jan. 21, 2022 Updated Jan. 22, 2022. Meat Loafs family have also yet to confirm or deny these claims. (Video: John Farrell/The Washington Post) Entertainers around the world paid . [134], He revealed that he had social anxiety and said, "I never meet anybody much in a social situation because when I go into a social situation, I have no idea what to do." He was apparently diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier in January, and according to TMZ, COVID-19 issues may have contributed to his death. The album featured three new songs co-written by Steinman two with Andrew Lloyd Webber and one with Don Black, "Is Nothing Sacred", released as a single. 2023 Music Times. [31], In 1976, Meat Loaf recorded lead vocals for Ted Nugent's album Free-for-All when regular Nugent lead vocalist Derek St. Holmes temporarily quit the band. [40], Bat Out of Hell has sold an estimated 43 million copies globally, including 15million in the United States, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. Meat Loaf, the larger-than-life singer whose bombastic rock opera "Bat Out of Hell" is one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at age 74, according to a statement on his verified. 1 spot and became the biggest-selling album of all time in that country. PHOTO SUPPLIED/TheNikkiMason. I understood stopping life for a little while, but they cannot continue to stop life because of politics." [61] He released the single "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through", which reached No. [121] Meat Loaf and Leslie divorced in 2001. Around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to tobacco use, high body mass index, alcohol consumption, low fruit and vegetable intake, and . Drake, J. 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The rock veteran was among the most popular musicians of all time, selling millions of albums around the world. ", Meat Loaf said that he tried to maintain his physical therapy routine with a treadmill, recumbent bike, free weights and a stress machine, but "COVID put me back to zero. His tour promoter, Andrew Miller, said that it was a result of "exhaustion and stress" and said that Meat Loaf would continue touring after suitable rest. [45] Cher provided the lead female vocals in the song. An agreement was reached in July 2006. [57] Meat Loaf performed "Thrashin" for the soundtrack of the 1986 skateboarding film Thrashin' (directed by David Winters and starring Josh Brolin). Louie died within hours of singer Meat Loaf, whose death similarly shocked fans worldwide. [16][17] After attending college at Lubbock Christian University, he transferred to North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas). He was 73. Meat Loaf died on January 20, 2022, at the age of 74. "[142] The same day, he performed "America the Beautiful" standing next to Romney. And I'm never bored; I don't get bored. [137], Although he did not belong to any faith-based institution, Meat Loaf was religious. They dont stop you from getting Covid., Later, when the interview said, Were being controlled by everybody, Meat Loaf replied, Yeah, I know. By clicking Accept All Cookies, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. [11] Meat Loaf often accompanied his mother in driving to the bars in Dallas to look for his father, and often stayed with his grandmother. The rockstar left behind his wife Deborah, whom he married in 2007, and his two daughters Pearl and Amanda, whom he shared with his ex-wife. Am Very Sorry For His Family,Friends,& Fans, wrote Cher, referring to their 1981 single Dead Ringer For Love. The pop star added, Am I imagining It, or Are Amazing Ppl In The Arts Dying every other Day., R.I.P Meatloaf. [13], His father was an alcoholic who went on drinking binges for days at a time, which started when he was medically discharged from the U.S. Army during World War II after being wounded by fragments from a mortar shell. Who's Still Together From 'The Perfect Match'? Louie, who played Mom Baskets on Zach Galifianakis' comedy series Baskets, was hospitalized while . [22] Meat Loaf later described his early days in the music industry as being treated like a "circus clown". "I had eight shows booked in the U.K., and I felt really strong about being able to do them," he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in August. [27] After the tour, Meat Loaf rejoined the cast of Hair, this time at a Broadway theater. Meat Loaf adopted Pearl in 1979 and her last name was changed to Aday. The prognosis is excellent as the procedure's success rate is over 95 percent.". [129], In 1984, Meat Loaf legally changed his first name from Marvin to Michael because he was haunted by a Levi Strauss & Co. commercial which according to him contained the line, 'Poor fat Marvin can't wear Levi's'. He said that he does not "even go anywhere" and that he felt that he led a "boring life", in having said that he "completely freaked" when having to attend a party and that he was "so nervous, so scared" of the idea. Published Jan 21, 2022 3 minute read. During the audition, Meat Loaf met Jim Steinman. the family said. He opposed mask mandates and described a person who called for people on airplanes to wear masks as a "Nazi" and "power-mad". His highly theatrical, energetic performances also put a strain on his health in the 1970s, he shattered his leg after leaping off stage, and he collapsed three times while performing in the 2000s. [135] He also said that as a kid, "Being too fat to play with the other children, I had to spend a lot of time alone, which probably has a lot to do with the way I am today. From his heart to your souls dont ever stop rocking! While the statement did not include details about Meat Loafs cause of death at the time, reports later surfaced revealing how Meat Loaf died. [18], In 1984, Meat Loaf went to England, where he felt increasingly at home, to record the album Bad Attitude; it was released that year. Without a singer, and pressured by the record company, Steinman decided that he should sing on Bad for Good himself, and write a new album for Meat Loaf; the result was Dead Ringer, which was released in September 1981, after the release of Steinman's Bad for Good. [76] Steinman and his representatives attempted to block the album's release. I'd really like to meet her.' [93] The tour continued through July and August with twenty dates throughout England, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. No cause of death was confirmed, but TMZ reported that Meat Loafwhose real name was Marvin Lee Adaydied after falling "seriously ill" with COVID-19 in recent weeks. In June 2008, he took part in a football penalty shootout competition on behalf of two cancer charities in Newcastle upon Tyne. Meat Loaf, the singer and actor best known for his bestselling Bat Out of Hell albums and roles in films as varied as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club, died Thursday at the age of. [23], The band then underwent several changes of lead guitarists, changing the name of the band each time, to names including Popcorn Blizzard and Floating Circus. [21] In 1985, Meat Loaf took part in some comedy sketches in the UK with Hugh Laurie. The singer's cause of death has not yet been revealed. Their regional success led them to release a single, "Once Upon a Time", backed with "Hello". Although Meat Loaf's official cause of death has yet to be confirmed, he famously labeled face masks a "nuisance" in an interview about COVID-19 published last August. I stopped being a k.d. I hope paradise is as you remember it from the dashboard light, Meat Loaf. While the official cause of death for the Grammy-winning musician, whose real name was Marvin . He appeared in the 1997 film Spice World and he ranked 23rd for the number of weeks spent on the UK charts in 2006. [68] The single version of this song is a duet with Patti Russo, whereas the album version is a solo song by Meat Loaf. After he hired an agent, he auditioned for the Public Theater's production of More Than You Deserve. [122], In 2001, he sold his 5,083 square foot house in Mandeville Canyon near Los Angeles to Greg Kinnear for $3.6 million. The goal was just to stay fit and be able to do my show," he said. "An hour and 45 minutes that's pretty much a full show!" 8 on the Billboard 200,[80] and sold 81,000 copies in its opening week,[81] but after that did not sell as well in the United States and yielded no hit singles, although it was certified gold. [39] In 1978, Meat Loaf jumped off a stage in Ottawa, Ontario, breaking his leg. It received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Hugh Laurie and Jack Black both perform on the album, Laurie plays piano on the song "If I Can't Have You", while Black sings a duet with Meat Loaf on "Like A Rose". On television, the musician starred on shows like Ghost Wars, Elementary, House, and Monk, along with aRocky Horror Picture Show-themed episode of Glee in 2010. Image: Torsten Sukrow/SULUPRESS.DE/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images. Meat Loaf, born Michael Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas, had a spectacular rock music career that spanned six decades. at the age of 74. Meat Loaf and Stoney toured with Jake Wade and the Soul Searchers, opening for Richie Havens, the Who, the Stooges, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and Rare Earth. [118] Also in 1979, he and his family moved to a house on Eagle Drive in Stamford, Connecticut. Theatrical rocker Meat Loaf collapses on stage in Edmonton June 16, 2016. 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' Singer Bonnie Tyler Praises Meat Loaf: 'A One Off Talent and Personality', Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty, Singer Meat Loaf Is Suing Hyatt Regency, Claiming Fall from Stage Left Him Hospitalized for 42 Days, Adele Tells Fans She Is Suffering from 'Really Bad Sciatica' and Has to 'Waddle' These Days, All About Bills Safety Damar Hamlin: From Pennsylvania Kid to NFL Starter, Anthony Hopkins Marks 47 Years Sober with Inspiring Video Message: 'Celebrate Yourself', Ozzy Osbourne Rings in the Holidays with His Own Grinch-Themed Christmas Sweater: 'Bah, Humbug! U.S. rock and roll singer Meat Loaf attends a news conference promoting his latest album "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose" in Hong Kong . The legendary musician also confirmed to Rolling Stonethat he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. [78], The album Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose was released on October 31, 2006, and was produced by Desmond Child. Rock star Meat Loaf was reportedly sick with COVID-19 during the week before his death on Thursday. [166], Note: Meat Loafs band The Neverland Express has since continued with American Idol winner Caleb Johnson. [113], In a Facebook post in November 2021, he further elaborated that he and his band would be returning to the studio in January 2022 to record seven new songs for a forthcoming album, which would also include live tracks from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. According to TMZ, the singer died of Covid-related complications. What was Meat Loaf's cause of death? The book, published in 1999 and written with coauthor David Dalton, tells Meat Loafs amazing rags-to-riches story from his upbringing in Dallas, Texas, as the son of a schoolteacher and an alcoholic cop, to becoming one of the most prolific rockstars of our time. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, STYLECASTER may receive an affiliate commission. They went to find out if it was okay, and she goes, 'No. Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his Bat Out of Hell album and for theatrical, dark-hearted anthems, has died. [132] He also expressed support for the English Association football team Hartlepool United F.C. [12] He was later called "M.L." Sources also confirmed that his condition quickly worsened, leading him to suffer more complications. From a previous marriage, Leslie had a daughter named Pearl, who later married Anthrax rhythm guitarist Scott Ian. The following year, the autobiography was adapted into a TV documentary movie on VH1, titled Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back. Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. When Meat Loaf died on Thursday at the age of 74, it marked the final note of a decades-long career filled with spellbinding highs and several setbacks, many of which were health-related. In 1967, when Meat Loaf was 19 years old, his mother died from cancer and his father barely missed when trying to stab him with a knife, falsely accusing him of having girls in his bedroom. The post continued, 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. But Im sorry, I understood stopping life for a little while, but they cannot continue to stop life because of politics. TMZ reports their sources said the singer was scheduled to attend a business dinner this week, but the dinner was canceled after he "became seriously ill with COVID.". [citation needed], Meat Loaf and Steinman started working on Bat Out of Hell in 1972, but did not get serious about it until the end of 1974. Meat Loaf played high school football at the position of defensive tackle. The American release on RCA Records was in April 1985 and features a slightly different track list, as well as alternate mixes for some songs. Meat Loaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, has died at the age of 74, his family have confirmed in a statement sharing the sad news to Facebook. [151][152][153], He collapsed again while on stage in Edmonton in June 2016 due to severe dehydration, after having already cancelled two other shows due to illness. [82] The album also featured duets with Patti Russo and Jennifer Hudson. [21] It features two songs by Steinman, both previously recorded, "Nowhere Fast" and "Surf's Up". [73], Meat Loaf and Steinman had begun to work on the third installment of Bat Out of Hell when Steinman suffered a heart attack. [52], Poor money management as well as 45 lawsuits totaling $80 million, including ones from Steinman, resulted in Meat Loaf filing for personal bankruptcy in 1983. Friday morning, TMZ reported that Meat Loaf had been diagnosed with COVID-19 recently and had been "seriously ill" prior. Rock legend Meat Loaf was "seriously ill" with COVID-19 just days before his death Thursday, according to a report. The rock star, known for songs like .