For Crying Out Loud, We Thank You – Rock Opera Legend Meat Loaf Dead at 74


LOS ANGELES, CA – Meat Loaf, the 70s rock opera legend and one of the first to perform full length music videos who is best known for his album, "Bat Out of Hell," which is one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at age 74, according to a statement on his verified Facebook page.

Meat Loaf was born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas.

Meat Loaf's two biggest albums -- 1977's "Bat Out of Hell" and the 1993 follow-up "Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell" -- produced numerous hit singles which were also among the first music videos, including "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" and "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)."

    He also won a Grammy in 1993 for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love."

    Meat Loaf also appeared in several television shows and films, including the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Fight Club" and "Wayne's World."

    His music videos remain popular on YouTube today.  

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