Famous American singer Michael Lee Aday has died at the age of 74 in Calabasas, California. “We know how much he meant to so many of you and appreciate all the love and support as we move through this time of grief over the loss of an inspiring artist and incredible man,” the family said in a statement. The one known as Meat Loaf suffered from several illnesses, including Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome that caused tachycardia.
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His trilogy of albums published between 1977 and 2006 –Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose– it sold over 50 million copies worldwide. The first is considered one of the best albums in the history of rock and one of the most sold, still shipping 200,000 copies a year today.
He also appeared in more than 50 movies and television shows. His film debut was with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in 1975 as Eddie. But in the Broadway musical he had managed to play two roles. It was also Bob Paulson in Fight club (1999) and The Lizard in Dirty money (2002). He has also made cameos and guest appearances. Monk, Glee, South Park, House and Tales from the Crypt.
Meat Loaf stated in 2011 that he intended to record a Christmas album, titled Hot Holidays, a project that did not materialize. His last album, number thirteen of his career, was braver than we are, which was released in 2016. The singer had come to admit that he suffered from social anxiety and that he did not lead the kind of life associated with rock musicians, with whom he only shared professional environments.