- Faith: Christian
- Career: Musician
- Birthday: September 27, 1947
- Accomplishments: Grammy Winner
Michael Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, was a Grammy Award-winning musician and actor. He is perhaps best known for his Bat Out of Hell trilogy. Bat Out of Hell stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. But before Bat Out of Hell, there was The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Meat Loaf stared in the 1975 film version of the stage musical as Eddie, a wild and wildly unlucky ex-delivery boy who belts out the hard-rocking “Hot Patootie” before meeting a difficult end. The movie, which also starred Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry, has become an all-time cult classic. Its soundtrack also hit the Top 50 and is certified gold. Meat Loaf also played the Eddie role onstage.
Meat Loaf sang in his church choir as a child and upon graduating high school went to a Christian college. He believed strongly that God had a purpose for his life, “God put me on this Earth to help my fellow man, to have a kind heart, to be a good person.”
Meat Loaf passed away January 20, 2022 at the age of 74. “I am shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Meat Loaf,” said Bonnie Tyler, who’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was written and produced by the late Jim Steinman. “He was, as you might imagine, a larger than life character with a voice and stage presence to match and is one of those rare people who truly was a one off talent and personality.” Cher tweeted, “Had so much fun with Meat Loaf when we did ‘Dead Ringer.’ Am very sorry for his family, friends, and fans. Am I imagining it, or are amazing people in the arts dying every other day?”
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