LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Michael Lee Aday, better known as singer, “Meat Loaf,” died Thursday night, his manager Michael Greene confirmed. He was 74.

Greene, confirmed Aday died Thursday night after contracting COVID this week.


Sources with knowledge told TMZ, Aday was supposed to attend a business dinner earlier this week for a show he’s working on — “I’d Do Anything for Love” — but the dinner was canceled because he became seriously ill with COVID. Sources tell us that condition quickly became critical.

Aday has been outspoken about COVID, joining with protesters in Australia recently about vaccine mandates.

It is unknown if he was vaccinated.

Greene added that Meat Loaf’s wife and 2 daughters were by his side when he passed away.