US singer and actor Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74, his family have confirmed.
The Bat out of Hell singer passed away on Thursday night with his wife Deborah at his side.
Meat Loaf, real name Michael Lee Aday, sold more than 100 million albums during his lifetime and appeared in more than 65 movies.
A statement confirming the news read: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side.
Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.
“His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World.
“Bat Out of Hell remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.”