Iconic singer and actor Meat Loaf, 74, has died

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American singer and actor Meat Loaf, real name Michael Lee Aday, has died at the age of 74. The Grammy winner died Thursday night with his wife, Deborah, by his side, reports Deadline

The news was confirmed on Friday by his longtime agent Micheal Greene. He added that the singer's daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends also had a chance to spend time with him and say their goodbyes during the last 24 hours.

A cause of death is not yet known.

Written and produced by Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell is among the 35 best-selling albums in US history, racking up 14 million units sold, per RIAA

He earned a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song I'd Do Anything for Love

As an actor he played Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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