Meat Loaf is dead at 74: A look at the rock and Broadway legend’s net worth

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Meat Loaf was in a class of his own when he died on Thursday at the age of 74.

A Broadway-trained representative for the artist confirmed that the actor and singer died surrounded by his family.

Following the news, Meat Loaf’s peers in the entertainment world turned out in droves to pay their respects and wish his loved ones well.

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, his daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends,” read a statement shared on his official Facebook account.

MEAT LOAF, ‘I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE’ SINGER, DEAD AT 74

American actor and singer Meat Loaf in New York, March 1978. (Michael Putland/Getty Images)

“His incredible career has spanned 6 decades which has seen him sell over 100 million albums worldwide and star in over 65 films including ‘Fight Club’, ‘Focus’, ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show ” and “Wayne’s World. Hell” remains one of the 10 best-selling albums of all time.”

The statement added: “We know how much he means to so many of you and we truly appreciate all the love and support as we go through this time of grief losing such an inspiring artist and a beautiful man. We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your souls…never stop swaying!”

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Meat Loaf – whose real name was Michael Lee Aday – was revered for his wide voice and performing chops, and the ‘Hair’ stage actor did well when it came to lining his pockets with his creativity.

He was once invited by Motown to record an album with musical co-star Shaun “Stoney” Murphy, and it resulted in the 1971 release “Stoney & Meatloaf.”

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Meat Loaf (R) and Jim Steinman (L), portrait, New York, March 1978. (Michael Putland/Getty Images)

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the ‘Bat Out of Hell’ crooner is said to have carried a net worth of around $40 million, much of which he’s racked up over a career that has seen Meat Loaf release 12 solo albums and appear. in more than 100 films and television projects.

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Meat Loaf’s 1977 debut album, “Bat Out of Hell,” sold over 43 million copies and was certified 14 times platinum.

The album spent nine years on the music charts and is still selling copies in the six figures more than 40 years after its release.

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American singer Meat Loaf performs on stage in 1985. (Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Actress Tia Carrere, who starred alongside Meat Loaf on “Wayne’s World,” told Fox News Digital in a statement that the effervescent performer was a thoughtful soul despite her on-stage personality.

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“Meatloaf had this fierce rock and roll personality and sounded so intense in his music, but anyone who met him knows how kind and contemplative he was. He will be missed,” Carrere said.

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