US singer and actor Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74.
The performer, whose real name was Michael Lee Aday, has sold some 100 million albums worldwide.
His hits included tracks such as 'Dead Ringer For Love', 'Bat Out Of Hell' and 'I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)'.
A statement on his official Facebook page said he passed away with his wife by his side.
The statement said: "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 career spanned six decades that saw him sell over 100 million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies - including 'Fight Club', 'Focus', 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' and 'Wayne’s World'.
'Bat Out of Hell' remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.
The statement added: "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!"