Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell singer dead at 74

The US singer and actor Meat Loaf has died aged 74, his agent has confirmed. No cause of death was shared.

The musician born Marvin Lee Aday died on 20 January with his wife Deborah by his side.

“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,” Meat Loaf’s family said in a statement. “From his heart to your souls … don’t ever stop rocking!”

Written and composed by Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf’s 1977 debut album Bat Out of Hell is one of the biggest-selling albums in US history with more than 14m units sold.

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