"Our hearts are broken": Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74 4 months ago

"Our hearts are broken": Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74

"The incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight"

Singer Meat Loaf has sadly passed away at the age of 74.

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The Bat Out Of Hell singer died on January 20th, his family has confirmed.

It is believed he died at home with his wife Deborah by his side.

The singer and actor had a hugely successful career that spanned over six decades.

His family stated: "Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side.

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"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."

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His family added,  'We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man.

"We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your souls... don't ever stop rocking!"

Fans around the world have been paying tribute to the iconic singer this morning.

One fan wrote, "I loved Meat Loaf, especially when I saw him live, his energy was endless and his voice amazing. Condolences to his family, but his music will live on."

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He has also been remembered as a "powerful force in music".