WWE has issued a statement on the passing of Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday).
The “Bat Out of Hell” singer passed away at the age of 74 on Thursday night, reportedly due to COVID-19 complications.
Meat Loaf appeared for WWE as the guest host of RAW on the May 10, 2010 episode from Pittsburgh. You can see clips from his segment with Randy Orton below, which included the singer taking the RKO.
WWE’s full statement on Meat Loaf’s passing can also be seen below:
Meat Loaf passes away
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.