Multiple media outlets have reported that international superstar Meatloaf died at the age of 74. Meatloaf sold over 100 million albums and starred in 65 movies. His wife was reportedly by his side when he passed away.
Michael Lee Aday, known by his stage name Meatloaf, passed away Thursday evening. The rock star was known for hits such as Bat Out Of Hell. Meatloaf had a history of health problems, including asthma. The Daily Mail reported:
Meat Loaf had spoken openly about health issues that had plagued him, notably asthma, which caused him to collapse on stage during a concert in Pittsburgh in 2011, and in 2003 he collapsed at Wembley Arena in London and was admitted to hospital. He later held a press conference in Kensington to reassure fans about his health.
Fellow celebrity Piers Morgan weighed in, offering his condolences. He referred to Meatloaf as one of rock music’s “all-time great characters whose seminal iconic album Bat Out Of Hell is one of the biggest-selling records in history.” At this time, it is unclear how Meatloaf died.
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