Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' rock superstar, dies at 74

'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' singer also known for role in 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'
Meat Loaf performs at Madison Square Garden, July 18, 2007
Posted at 3:56 AM, Jan 21, 2022

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.

"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 (But I Won't Do That)."