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What was Meat Loaf's cause of death?

The sad news of the death of the legendary singer was announced in the early hours of Friday morning, with some rumours around the possible cause.

Update:
circa 1985:  American rock star Meatloaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, holds his hand to his ear in a theatrical pose during a live concert.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Legendary singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74.
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On Friday morning we woke up to the news that Meat Loaf, the singer best known for the "Bat Out of Hell" album, had died at the age of 74. Despite some people suggesting on social media that covid-19 may have played a part, no cause of death has been announced.

As the rumours circulated, there was also a report from TMZ which stated that sources close to the singer said that he was supposed to attend a business dinner earlier in the week for a show he was working on (named after one of his iconic songs, "I'd Do Anything for Love") but that the dinner was cancelled. The reason given was that he had became seriously ill with covid-19 and that his condition quickly deteriorated.

As of yet, we are unsure if Meat Loaf was vaccinated but a source told TMZ that he had been outspoken about vaccine mandates.

Also making the news:

A statement from the family on his official Facebook page read as follows:

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

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".

"Bat Out of Hell" remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time. 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!"

RIP Marvin Lee Aday

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