Meat Loaf, the singer best known for Bat Of Of Hell and appearing in films like Rocky Horror and Fight Club, has died.
He was 74, and
. passed away with his wife by his side
Born Marvin Lee Aday (later legally changing his name to Michael), Meat Loaf had a career spanning six decades across music, film, television and the stage, and landing one of the biggest selling albums of all time.
Sky News has dug into the archives and taken a look back at some of his biggest moments in pictures.
Image: 1975: Meat Loaf in the Rocky Horror Picture Show – his first major outing in a film. Pic: 20th Century Fox/Michael White Prods/Kobal/Shutterstock
Image: 1978: Meat Loaf at the Hammersmith Apollo in London – soon after the release of Bat Out Of Hell. Pic: Andre Csillag/Shutterstock
Image: 1980: Meat Loaf and Debbie Harry in movie Roadie. Pic: Moviestore/Shutterstock
Image: 1980: Meat Loaf and his wife Leslie. Pic: Ralph Dominguez/MediaPunch/Shutterstock
Image: 1981: Meat Loaf receiving medical aid after an accident in December. Pic: dpa/AP
Image: 1982: Meat Loaf plays tennis in New York with John McEnroe. Pic: AP
Image: 1982: Meat Loaf in that iconic ruffled shirt while performing. Pic: Richard Young/Shutterstock
Image: 1987: Meat Loaf and Boy George at an AIDs benefit concert. Pic: Andre Csillag/Shutterstock
Image: 1994: Meat Loaf with his Grammy for best solo rock performance. Pic: AP
Image: 1994: Meat Loaf at the Brit Awards at Alexandra Palace
Image: 1998: Cher and Meat Loaf flanking Des Lynam after appearing on his radio show
Image: 1999: Meat Loaf and Edward Norton in Fight Club – he appeared in the film as a character called Bob. Pic: Moviestore/Shutterstock
Image: 2003: A royal appointment for Meat Loaf as he sits with Prince Charles at a charity event. Pic: Alan Davidson/Shutterstock
Image: 2006: Meat Loaf at the Kerrang Awards – a show he would later brand as ‘dull’
Image: 2012: At the songwriters hall of fame gala in New York. Pic: AP
Image: 2012: Meat Loaf backed Mitt Romney for president – he performed America The Brave with him on the campaign trail. Pic: AP
Image: 2017: The auditorium ready to host Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical in London – a show he saw several times. Pic: Graham Harries/Shutterstock