Everything You Need To Know About Meatloaf: Networth, Cause Of Death, Best Meatloaf Songs
Meatloaf Singer Bio
Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022), better known as Meat Loaf, was an American singer and actor. He was noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy—Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose—has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. More than four decades after its release, the first album still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.
Where was Meat Loaf from?
Meat Loaf was born on September 27, 1947 in Dallas, Texas. He marked his 74th birthday in 2021.
He was the only child of Wilma Artie, a school teacher, and Orvis Wesley Aday, a former police officer who went into business with his wife in selling cough medicine.
What are Meat Loaf’s most famous songs?
Meat Loaf’s 1977 album Bat Out of Hell went platinum with songs such as ‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light’ and ‘Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad’ becoming huge hits for the star.
His 1993 hit ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ from the album Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell reached number one in 28 countries including the UK and USA.
The seven minute long music video for the song, inspired by Beauty and The Beast and The Phantom Of The Opera, has become a cult classic.
Alongside singing, Meat Loaf has also appeared in various films throughout his career including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fight Club and Wayne’s World.
His net worth is reported to be $25 million.
Meatloaf Singer Death, Cause Of Death
The American singer and actor, otherwise known as Michael Lee Aday, had a career spanning six decades, and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.
His hits included the near 10-minute long title track from “Bat of Hell”, “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” from the same album, and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” from 1993 album “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell”.
“From his heart to your souls … don’t ever stop rocking!” the statement posted on his own Facebook page said.
“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side.”
Meat Loaf had his battles with illness and injuries over the years.
In 1978, he broke his leg jumping off a stage in Ottawa, Canada, finishing his tour performing in a wheelchair.
He also fainted on stage while performing in Pittsburgh in 2011 and then collapsed on stage during a concert in Canada in 2016.
Three years later, the star broke his collar bone falling off an interview stage at a convention in Texas.
When Jim Steinman died last year Meat Loaf paid tribute, posting: “Coming here soon, my brother Jimmy.”
Meat Loaf Discography
- Bat Out of Hell (1977)
- Dead Ringer (1981)
- Midnight at the Lost and Found (1983)
- Bad Attitude (1984)
- Blind Before I Stop (1986)
- Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993)
- Welcome to the Neighbourhood (1995)
- Couldn’t Have Said It Better (2003)
- Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006)
- Hang Cool Teddy Bear (2010)
- Hell in a Handbasket (2011)
- Braver Than We Are (2016)
Was Meat Loaf married and did he have children?
Meat Loaf had a step-daughter Pearl Aday, who was a young girl when Meat Loaf met and married her mother, Leslie G. Edmonds.
The pair had another daughter Amanda Aday, and divorced in 2001.
Pearl, 45, is a vocalist herself who has worked as a back-up singer for Mötley Crüe and Amanda, 39, is an actress best known for her role as Dora in HBO’s Carnivàle.
Meat Loaf married his next wife Deborah Gillespie in 2007.