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 Michael Lee “Meat Loaf” Aday

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Michael Lee “Meat Loaf” Aday Famous memorial

Birth
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death
20 Jan 2022 (aged 74)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Ashes given to his surviving widow.
Memorial ID
236076299 View Source

Musician, Actor. Born Marvin Lee Aday, he legally changed his first name from Marvin to Michael in 1984. He was a musical icon of the 1970s through the 2020s with multiple hit songs including, "Paradise By The Dashboard Light," "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad," "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth," "Rock And Roll Dreams Come True," and "I'd Do Anything For Love" (But I Won't Do That)." His albums, "Bat Out of Hell" (1977), and "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" (1993), were both successful having sold millions of copies. He also appeared as 'Eddie' in the classic film, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), as 'Red' the deranged trucker driver in the Randy Travis and Patrick Swayze thriller film, "Black Dog" (1998), and as 'Robert Paulsen' in the Brad Pitt and Ed Norton drama film, "Fight Club" (1999). Besides, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), "Black Dog" (1998), and "Fight Club" (1999), his many other film credits include, "State Fair" (1962), "Americathon" (1979), "Scavenger Hunt" (1979), "Roadie" (1980), "Feel The Motion" (1985), "Out of Bounds" (1986), "The Squeeze" (1987), "Motorama" (1991), "Wayne's World" (1992), "The Gun In Betty Lou's Handbag" (1992), "Leap Of Faith" (1992), "To Catch A Yeti" (1995), "Spice World" (1997), "Gunshy" (1998), "The Mighty" (1998), "Everything That Rises" (1998), "Outside Ozone" (1998), "Crazy In Alabama" (1999), "The Diary Of The Hurdy-Gurdy Man" (1999), "The Ballad Of Lucy Whipple" (2001), "Italian Ties" (2001), "Rustin" (2001), "Trapped" (2001), "Focus" (2001), "Formula 51" (2001), "Polish Spaghetti" (2001), "The Salton Sea" (2001), "Wishcraft" (2001), "The Car Kid" (2002), "Learning Curves" (2003), "A Hole In One" (2004), "chasing Ghosts" (2005), "Crazylove" (2005), "BloodRayne" (2005), "The Pleasure Drivers" (2006), "Tenacious D In The Pick of Destiny" (2006), "Urban Decay" (2007), "Citizen Jane" (2009), "Polish Bar" (2010), "Burning Bright" (2010), "Beautiful Boy" (2010), "Absolute Killers" (2011), "All American Christmas Carol" (2013), "The Moment" (2013), and "Wishin' And Hopin' (2013) and 2000 Blacktop.His many television credits include, "The Equalizer," "Rebellious Jukebox," "Monsters," "Tales From The Crypt," "Nash Bridges," "Dead Man's Gun," "South Park," "The Outer Limits," "John Doe," "Masters Of Horror," "Citizen Jane," "Monk," "Glee," "Night Of The Proms," "Fairly Legal," "Elementary," and as 'Doug Rennie' in several episodes of the horror fantasy televison series, "Ghost Wars" from 2017 to 2018. He also appeared on the Broadway stage in a production of "Hair," and in the off-Broadway production of the play, "Rainbow," at the Orpheum Theatre in 1972. He also won numerous music awards including Grammy Awards, Echo Awards, Brit Awards, and many other honors. His career spanned almost six decades. In the 2000s, he was plagued with severe health issues. He retired from touring at one point due to a cyst and back problems, but he returned and did more concerts and appeared in films and television roles. In April of 2021, his longtime music collaborator and friend Jim Steinman, passed away and in November of 2021, he further elaborated that he and his band would be returning to the studio in January of 2022 to record seven new songs for a forthcoming album, which would also include live tracks from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Unfortunately for his many fans the recordings apparently were never recorded. He was married twice and has two children. He passed away at the age of 74, with his family by his side.

Musician, Actor. Born Marvin Lee Aday, he legally changed his first name from Marvin to Michael in 1984. He was a musical icon of the 1970s through the 2020s with multiple hit songs including, "Paradise By The Dashboard Light," "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad," "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth," "Rock And Roll Dreams Come True," and "I'd Do Anything For Love" (But I Won't Do That)." His albums, "Bat Out of Hell" (1977), and "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" (1993), were both successful having sold millions of copies. He also appeared as 'Eddie' in the classic film, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), as 'Red' the deranged trucker driver in the Randy Travis and Patrick Swayze thriller film, "Black Dog" (1998), and as 'Robert Paulsen' in the Brad Pitt and Ed Norton drama film, "Fight Club" (1999). Besides, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), "Black Dog" (1998), and "Fight Club" (1999), his many other film credits include, "State Fair" (1962), "Americathon" (1979), "Scavenger Hunt" (1979), "Roadie" (1980), "Feel The Motion" (1985), "Out of Bounds" (1986), "The Squeeze" (1987), "Motorama" (1991), "Wayne's World" (1992), "The Gun In Betty Lou's Handbag" (1992), "Leap Of Faith" (1992), "To Catch A Yeti" (1995), "Spice World" (1997), "Gunshy" (1998), "The Mighty" (1998), "Everything That Rises" (1998), "Outside Ozone" (1998), "Crazy In Alabama" (1999), "The Diary Of The Hurdy-Gurdy Man" (1999), "The Ballad Of Lucy Whipple" (2001), "Italian Ties" (2001), "Rustin" (2001), "Trapped" (2001), "Focus" (2001), "Formula 51" (2001), "Polish Spaghetti" (2001), "The Salton Sea" (2001), "Wishcraft" (2001), "The Car Kid" (2002), "Learning Curves" (2003), "A Hole In One" (2004), "chasing Ghosts" (2005), "Crazylove" (2005), "BloodRayne" (2005), "The Pleasure Drivers" (2006), "Tenacious D In The Pick of Destiny" (2006), "Urban Decay" (2007), "Citizen Jane" (2009), "Polish Bar" (2010), "Burning Bright" (2010), "Beautiful Boy" (2010), "Absolute Killers" (2011), "All American Christmas Carol" (2013), "The Moment" (2013), and "Wishin' And Hopin' (2013) and 2000 Blacktop.His many television credits include, "The Equalizer," "Rebellious Jukebox," "Monsters," "Tales From The Crypt," "Nash Bridges," "Dead Man's Gun," "South Park," "The Outer Limits," "John Doe," "Masters Of Horror," "Citizen Jane," "Monk," "Glee," "Night Of The Proms," "Fairly Legal," "Elementary," and as 'Doug Rennie' in several episodes of the horror fantasy televison series, "Ghost Wars" from 2017 to 2018. He also appeared on the Broadway stage in a production of "Hair," and in the off-Broadway production of the play, "Rainbow," at the Orpheum Theatre in 1972. He also won numerous music awards including Grammy Awards, Echo Awards, Brit Awards, and many other honors. His career spanned almost six decades. In the 2000s, he was plagued with severe health issues. He retired from touring at one point due to a cyst and back problems, but he returned and did more concerts and appeared in films and television roles. In April of 2021, his longtime music collaborator and friend Jim Steinman, passed away and in November of 2021, he further elaborated that he and his band would be returning to the studio in January of 2022 to record seven new songs for a forthcoming album, which would also include live tracks from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Unfortunately for his many fans the recordings apparently were never recorded. He was married twice and has two children. He passed away at the age of 74, with his family by his side.

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/236076299/michael-lee-aday: accessed ), memorial page for Michael Lee “Meat Loaf” Aday (27 Sep 1947–20 Jan 2022), Find a Grave Memorial ID 236076299, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, who reports a Ashes given to his surviving widow..