Former WWE Raw Guest Meat Loaf Passes Away

Singer Meat Loaf (real name Marvin Lee Aday) has passed away at the age of 74.

Meat Loaf was involved in the world of wrestling through WWE, contributing to The Wrestling Album where he played drums in the music video for Land of A Thousand Dances.

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Meat Loaf also served as a guest for a May 2010 episode of WWE Raw to promote his album Hang Cool Teddy Bear. When he asked Randy Orton to use his music for his entrance, he received an RKO for his troubles.

In a WWE digital exclusive, which you can view in the video above, Meat Loaf discussed his WWE Raw experience.

Meat Loaf's family put out the following statement:

"Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends.

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!"

WWE posted the following statement:

We are saddened to learn that Michael Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf and beloved by fans all over the world, passed away at the age of 74. Our sincerest thoughts are with his family, friends and those affected by his passing.

Meat Loaf’s larger-than-life personality and distinctive musical style paved the way for an iconic entertainment career. The Dallas, Texas, native authored one of the best-selling albums of all-time with the release of “Bat Out of Hell” and won a GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo, for “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” in 1994. Meat Loaf also enjoyed a successful acting career and delivered indelible performances in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Fight Club” and many others.

The WWE Universe fondly remembers Meat Loaf’s appearance as a Raw guest host on May 10, 2010. The chart-topping musician pitched Randy Orton one of his songs for his new entrance music that led to a memorable exchange with The Viper.

WWE extends its condolences to Aday’s family, friends and fans.

On behalf of Fightful, we extend our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Meat Loaf.

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