What was Meat Loaf's real name? Stage name gave music legend some grief

1980s music star and icon Meat Loaf passes away at 74


                            What was Meat Loaf's real name? Stage name gave music legend some grief
Musician Meat Loaf performs during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at Defiance High School on October 25, 2012 (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Legendary rock musician who is widely known by his stage name Meat Loaf has just passed away and fans are devastated by the news. The legendary music maker was 74 at the time of his death. A source that first posted the news on Facebook confirmed the singer's demise and told fans that he had passed away with his family's company by his side. 

Meat Loaf had made himself one of the big names in the music industry back in the 1980s and was always known by his stage name Meat Loaf.  However, a lot of fans do not know the icon's real name which was also rarely ever used. The star's original name was Michael Lee Aday. The singer who was born on September 27, 1947, was originally named Marvin Lee Aday. In 1984, he legally changed his name to Michael Lee Aday. 

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(EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black & white.) Singer Meat Loaf and country artist John Rich perform at Redneck Riviera Nashville on March 27, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Meat Loaf has had his share of troubles after having been known by multiple names. The singer identified as 'Meat Loaf' instead of his legal name on his passport during the tour of Bat Out Of Hell. In a separate incident, the singer was kept waiting in immigration for six hours because of the confusion regarding his name.   

Most of his name-related troubles were legal. Fans always knew him by his screen name Meat Loaf and the legend continues to be remembered by the same name under which he released his chartbuster songs. Meat Loaf sold millions of albums worldwide and 'Bat Out Of Hell' was one of his most famous albums to have ever graced the music industry. He was honored with the Hero Award at the annual Q Awards music ceremony in 2016, which he dedicated to everyday heroes and called on people to "bring love back into this world".