Meat Loaf

American singer and actor (1947–2022)

Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022), better known as Meat Loaf, was an American singer and songwriter. He played rock and roll, heavy metal and hard rock. He recorded the single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" in late 1993. He also appeared in over fifty movies and television shows.

Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf in 1971
Meat Loaf in 1971
Background information
Birth nameMarvin Lee Aday
Born(1947-09-27)September 27, 1947
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
DiedJanuary 20, 2022(2022-01-20) (aged 74)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actor
Years active1968–2022
Labels
Websitemeatloaf.net
Meat Loaf, 2009

Meat Loaf was born in Dallas, Texas. He went to high school in Lubbock, Texas. He studied at the University of North Texas. Meat Loaf never graduated from college and travelled to Los Angeles to start his career.[1]

When he was 16, on the day of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Meat Loaf had met the President when he arrived at Dallas Love Field. After hearing about the assassination, he and a friend drove to Parkland Hospital where he saw Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, covered in blood, getting out of the car.[2]

His album, Bat Out Of Hell, sold over 43 million copies.[3] He played Eddie in the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show.[4]

He supported the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.[5][6]

Meat Loaf died on January 20, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 74.[7][8] He died of problems caused by COVID-19.[9] He criticized COVID-19 vaccinations before his death.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Meat Loaf (Vocalist), 1947– (1999). To hell and back : an autobiography. Dalton, David, 1945– (1st ed.). New York, NY: Regan Books. ISBN 0060392932. OCLC 42397459.
  2. "Singer and actor Meat Loaf dead at 74". CBC News. January 21, 2022. Archived from the original on January 25, 2022.
  3. Hann, Michael (3 April 2013). "Meat Loaf's farewell tour: 'This time, they're not going to rope me back in'". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  4. "Meat Loaf - Biography". Rolling Stone. 2001. Archived from the original on 26 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  5. "Meat Loaf Talks 'Bat Out of Hell' Musical & Why President Trump Is 'Intelligent'". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  6. "Meat Loaf endorses Mitt Romney, sings 'America The Beautiful' at rally". KABC-TV. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  7. Taylor, Derrick Bryson (2022-01-21). "Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' Singer and Actor, Dies at 74". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
  8. "Meat Loaf, Legendary Bat Out of Hell Rocker, Dies at 74". Vulture. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
  9. Meat Load Dead at 74 from COVID
  10. "Meat Loaf died after becoming 'seriously ill with COVID': report". MSN. Retrieved January 22, 2022.

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