The Bat Out Of Hell singer died at the age of 74, his manager announced yesterday.

the audience replied : "yeah, i know.

you 're stopping because of politics.

meat loaf's death was announced on friday morning via facebook in a statement that said he had lost his ability to sing just months before he died due to medical reasons.

From his heart to your souls- don't ever stop rocking."

But I'm not going to be controlled."

it read : "our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable meat loaf passed away surrounded by his wife deborah, daughters pearl and amanda and close friends.

Star with wife Deborah Gillespie. (Image: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for AEG Live/Concerts West)

"His amazing career spanned six decades that saw him sell over 100 million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including Fight Club, The 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."

Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, took his stage name from a childhood nickname.

Throughout his career, he had given conflicting information about his age but was widely reported to have been 74.

His big break in music came with his debut album, Bat Out Of Hell, in 1977.

His hits include Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, Heaven Can Wait and the smash hit I'd Do Anything For Love, taken from the follow-up album Bat Out Of Hell II : Back To Hell, one of the biggest hit singles of the 1990s.

Cher, who duetted with him on the 1981 track Dead Ringer For Love, tweeted : "Had so much fun with Meat Loaf when we did Dead Ringer.

Am very sorry for his family, friends and fans."

Boy George offered his condolences while sharing a funny story about the late singer on Twitter, saying that Meat Loaf "once turned me upside down in a Chinese Restaurant in St JohnsWood".

But Meat Loaf and Steinman insisted the 12-minute album version was the definitive take.

Over 12 minutes of Wagnerian melodramatics, he repeated that guarantee no less that 30 times- but fans have long been confused about what it was he wouldn't do.

In the lyrics, Mr Loaf says he won't move on, or screw around, or stop dreaming about the object of his affections ( billed in the song as "Mrs Loud", she was in fact British singer Lorraine Crosby ).

Jim Steinman, who wrote the song, thought fans might be stumped by the refrain- which he had actually recycled from the Bonnie Tyler song Getting So Excited.

"It's the line before every chorus.

"In other words, you can insert your own line."

"You read that it's bigger than life, but it's not," he said.

It was announced on Friday through a Facebook post that the music legend had died aged 74 following a music career spanning six decades.

At the time, the singer said : "I can't really sing right now because I had anaesthesia today and I had a pipe shoved down my throat.

An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and camera at one end which shows images of the inside of your body on a television screen.

It wasn't known whether he was vaccinated or not before he passed away.

The family are yet to comment or confirm whether the star had Covid when he died or not.

My first encounter with Meat Loaf was his appearance as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a scene-stealing performance in which he arrives crashing through a wall on a motorbike, sings a show-stopping rock' n ’ roll pastiche called "Hot Patootie Bless My Soul" and is then pick-axed to death by Tim Curry.

But now, Meat Loaf is gone, and has taken with him the secret of exactly what that "that" really was.

Meat Loaf played everything relatively deadpan, giving his fans a bit of fantasy ( that Beauty and the Beast-based video for "I Would Do Anything For Love" ! ! )

Farewell, Mr Loaf, and thank you.

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