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Meat Loaf, the American singer and actor, has died at the age of 74, according to a statement posted on his official Facebook page.

Real name Michael Lee Aday, the performer has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

The statement read: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away this evening with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him for the past 24 hours.

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Meat Loaf performing in 2002 in London. Photo: John Alex Maguire/Shutterstock
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Meatloaf in 1993. Photo: John Rogers/Shutterstock

“His incredible career has spanned six decades which has seen him sell over 100 million albums worldwide and star in over 65 films including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World.

“Bat Out of Hell remains one of the 10 best-selling albums of all time.”

The post added: “We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all the love and support as we go through this time of grief losing such an inspiring artist and handsome man. We Thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time.

“From his heart to your souls… never stop swinging!”

Meat Loaf was one of the most iconic voices in rock music, and tracks such as Dead Ringer For Love, Bat Out Of Hell and I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) sold out. millions of copies during his career. .

On screen, his turn as Eddie in the original Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975 was one of his earliest film roles, later appearing in huge box office hits such as Spiceworld: The Movie, Waynes World and The 51st State.

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