Meat Loaf, also known as Marvin Lee Aday, has passed away at the age of 74. The singer known for monstrous hits was supposed to attend a business dinner earlier this week regarding a show he was working on but got seriously ill due to COVID.

In a report from TMZ, Meatloaf’s condition allegedly quickly became critical. The 74-year-old was pretty outspoken about COVID-19, railing with folks in Australia recently about vaccine mandates. It has yet to be confirmed if the singer-actor was vaccinated.

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” read a post from the singer’s official Facebook page. “Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.”

It was added that his wife and two daughters were at his side when he passed away.

Meat Loaf started in acting and singing while he was still in school productions. In 1965, he moved to Los Angeles following his mother’s death.

It was that move where Meat Loaf spent most of his time grinding as he pursued both an acting and singing career. He had a brief stint with Motown and opened for touring bands including the Who and the Grateful Dead.

In 1971, Aday was cast in the Los Angeles production of the musical “Hair.” He later joined the original LA Roxy cast of “The Rocky Horror Show” in 1973, playing the parts of Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott.

Meat Loaf would be asked to reprise his role of Eddie following them musical in the 1975 film adaptation of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The film was a success and became one of the most beloved cult films of all time.

As far as music, Meat Loaf’s big break came in 1977. He released his debut album, “Bat Out of Hell,” with the album selling over 43 million copies worldwide. It was certified 14 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Meat Loaf was also a vegetarian from 1981 to 1992.

In 2019, he tried becoming a vegan and once said: "There have been vegetarians who wouldn't speak to me because of my name."

Rockstar Marvin Lee Aday, popularly known as Meat Loaf.
Rockstar Marvin Lee Aday, popularly known as Meat Loaf. Getty Images | TED ALJIBE/AFP

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