Well this is a shock. Meat Loaf, the singer and actor whose “Bat Out of Hell” album became one of the best-selling of all time, has died at the age of 74. It all seems surreal as I just listened to the interview I did with him back in 2013. (Video interview here: https://youtu.be/CWtlsidCW0w)
“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” a post published on the star’s official Facebook page early Friday said. The cause of death is still unclear.
Born Marvin Lee Aday, the rock musician’s career spanned six decades across the music and film industries. He was beloved by fans and soared to unlikely rock stardom with theatrical, dark-hearted anthems and an iconic long-haired look.
He was also known for the song “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” and for playing Eddie in the cult film “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” with his show-stopping song “Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul).
I feel fortunate to have spent time with this great man and was glad I had the opportunity to see him perform when he was here in Las Vegas.