Bat Out Of Hell singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74

Bat Out Of Hell was still selling 200,000 copies a year four decades after its release

The signer, real name Marvin Lee Aday, was born in Dallas, Texas in 1947.

His career spanned six decades and the singer’s Bat Out Of Hell trilogy has sold over 65 million albums worldwide.

After its release in 1977, Bat Out Of Hell’s debut album still sells around 200,000 copies each year and remained on the charts for nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums in history. .

In 2016, he received the Hero Award at the annual Q Awards music ceremony, which he dedicated to everyday heroes and called on people to “bring love back to this world”.

The hit single I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) reached number one in 28 countries and won him a Grammy Award.

The rocker also starred as Eddie in the 1975 musical film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and in 2016 received the Hero Award at the annual Q Awards music ceremony, which he dedicated to the heroes of every day and called on people to “bring love”. back in this world”.

His career hasn’t been limited to music, as the musician has also starred in a string of films, including Fight Club in 1999 and Wayne’s World in 1992.

Bat Out Of Hell was also adapted as a musical, which was written by longtime collaborator Jim Steinman and featured some of the musician’s most beloved hits.

Meat Loaf had spoken openly about the health issues that had plagued him, including asthma, which caused him to collapse on stage at a concert in Pittsburgh in 2011, and in 2003 he collapsed at Wembley Arena in London and had been hospitalized.

Read more: ‘Everyone Hated Bat Out of Hell’: How Meat Loaf Made a Misunderstood Masterpiece

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