In the history of rock soloists, there is no better-selling album than ‘Bat Out of Hell’, by meatloaf, who died this morning at the age of 74 after having suffered from respiratory conditions for the last decade.
Meat Loaf he went down in music history with his hit “I’do anything for love,” which became an anthem of rock power ballads. But he also made his mark in the world of acting with his character as Edddy in the iconoclastic film ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’.
The news of the death was released through a statement: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf He passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends.”
Asthma had become the main health problem of Meat Loaf in recent years, which had even caused him to cancel some performances of his tour in the United States earlier this decade.
Then, during a concert in 2016, he had to suspend because, he later said, he had suffered from severe dehydration.
His album ‘Bat Out of Hell’ never had a number 1 in the charts in Great Britain or in the United States but to date it has sold 100 million copies, which places it as the best-selling album by a solo rocker. .
Above him, there are only the singers Michael Jackson Y whitney houston and the group AC DC.
“His incredible career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 million albums worldwide and starring in more than 65 movies, including ‘Fight Club,’ ‘Focus,’ ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ and ‘Wayne’s World,'” the statement said.