LEGEND DEAD Meat Loaf dead at 74 – Covid reported as cause of death as Bat Out of Hell singer dies.
ROCK singer Meat Loaf has tragically died age 74.
Born Michael Lee Aday, Meat Loaf had a stellar career spanning six decades after shooting to fame with his powerful, wide-ranging voice.
The rock veteran was among the most popular musicians of all time, selling millions of albums around the world.
His Bat Out Of Hell album trilogy - famous for its operatic rock style and the hit single of the same name - was his most popular release.
US news outlet TMZ is reporting that Meat Loaf died from Covid-19 after falling ill earlier this week, although their claims have not yet been confirmed by his family or representatives.
Meat Loaf’s tragic final Facebook post
The rock legend was about to start filming a dating series – due to air on ITV – named after his hit song I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).
He was also set to go back in to the music studio this month to record tracks for a new EP.
In his last post Facebook on November 29 – while still recovering from his latest painful back surgery – he wrote excitedly about his non-stop schedule.
It included new appearances on Cameo, an app where fans can buy personalised videos from celebrities.
Meat Loaf said: “YES KIDS IT’S TRUE…. I am back on Cameo for all of December and till January the 3rd.
“We start recording on the 5th. Hoping the TV show will start up in March.
“Love You, God Bless, Be Well, and most of all Stay Safe. Meat.”
RIP ... Never forget the day we met ... x