Hollywood is mourning the lack of a beloved performer.

Meat Loaf, née Michael Lee Aday, has died on the age of 74, a assertion on his official Fb web page confirmed early Friday, Jan. 21. “Our hearts are damaged to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf handed away tonight surrounded by his spouse Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and shut buddies,” the message started. “We all know how a lot he meant to so lots of you and we actually recognize all the love and assist as we transfer by this time of grief in shedding such an inspiring artist and delightful man.”

“We thanks in your understanding of our want for privateness presently,” the assertion concluded. “From his coronary heart to your souls…do not ever cease rocking!”

As information of the “Bat Out of Hell” singer’s demise emerged in a single day, many followers, buddies and fellow stars took to social media to pay tribute to him. “Had So A lot Enjoyable With Meatloaf When We Did ‘Useless Ringer,'” Cher tweeted. “Am Very Sorry For His Household, Mates, & Followers.”