Meat Loaf reportedly died after catching Covid-19, as tributes have poured in for the star following his death at the age of 74.
No cause of death was confirmed in the statement announcing the sad news, but sources told TMZ that the star cancelled a business dinner earlier this week after falling ill with Covid.
It’s claimed his condition became ‘critical’.
It has not been confirmed whether Meat Loaf was vaccinated.
The Bat Out Of Hell legend and Grammy winner died on Thursday night with his wife Deborah by his side.
A statement posted to Facebook read: ‘Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side.
‘Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.
‘His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World. Bat Out of Hell remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.
‘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.
‘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!’
Meat Loaf, also known as Michael Lee Aday, was known for his iconic Bat Out Of Hell trilogy, which became one of the best-selling albums in history and earned him a Grammy Award.
In 1993, he landed another Grammy for his hit I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).
Over the years, Meat Loaf has taken on iconic film roles, most notably Eddie in the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Bob Paulson in Fight Club (1999).
He was also an accomplished stage performer, starring in the original cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and on and off-Broadway productions of Hair.
Tributes have poured in from stars including Boy George and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with fans remembering some of Meat Loaf’s best moments.
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Meat Loaf for comment.
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