NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” has died at age 74.
A family statement on his official Facebook page says the singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday night.
"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," the Facebook post read. "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!
“Bat Out of a Hell,” his mega-selling collaboration with songwriter Jim Steinman, came out in 1977 and became one of the best-selling records in history.
He was also known for his role in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and the 1993 single “I’d Do Anything for Love."