Marvin Lee Adey, better known as Meat Loaf was an American actor and musician. He is famous for his smash album “Bat Out of Hell” that is certified Platinum 14 times and has sold more than 43 copies around the world.
In his role as an actor he’s been in more than 100 films and television shows. Marvin passed away at 74 years of age on the 21st of January. Marvin Lee Adey net worth at the date of his death was estimated at $40 million.
Life in the early years
Marvin Lee Adey was born on the 27th of September 1947 in Dallas, Texas to parents, William and Orvis. Orvis, his father Orvis was the owner of Griffin Grocery Company and he was previously employed as an officer in the police force. Orvis was an alcoholic who had once tried to murder Marvin by slicing him with the help of a knife. The family lost their mother who was a teacher at school, when he was 15 years old.
Marvin attended his school, Thomas Jefferson High School. In his time at high school Marvin was a part of productions like “Where’s Charley?” and “The Music Man”. The year 1965 was the time he earned his high school diploma and then enrolled in his first college, Lubbock Christian College.
But, he later became a student at in the North Texas State University. Following the death of his mother in the year 1967, his father walked off the University and relocated into Los Angeles.
Marvin Lee Adey Career
Marvin started his career in his first group “Meat Loaf Soul” in the year 1968. Marvin was later cast in the musical rock “Hair”. In the month of October, 1971 the album “Stoney and Meatloaf” was released. This album was made together with Motown Records and Shaun Stoney Murphy. Later, he was able to return to the musical Hair.
While performing in the Broadway performance, he was able to meet the composer as well as Lyricist, Jim Steinman on the audition for “More Than You Deserve” and was eventually cast him in the show and later he worked with Steinman on numerous albums.
Marvin was selected to play Eddie in the role of Eddie and Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott for the LA production of the show dubbed “The Rocky Horror Movie” during 1973. The show, which ran for nine months was adapted into a film in 1975.
He began working to record his first album “Bat Out of Hell” in 1972. He was later accepted with Cleveland International Records after getting turned down by several record labels. The album was released in 1997 following Todd Rundgren agreed to produce the album.
“Bat Out of Hell” by Marvin “Bat From Hell” was one of the most commercially successful album ever. In the years following Marvin released 11 additional solo albums. The album he released in 1993 “Bat out of hell II: Back into Hell” was awarded a five-fold platinum certification.
Apart from his musical accomplishments the singer is also able to be acknowledged for his acting talents. He was a part of the horror film “Stage Fright”, “Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny” as well as “Fight Club”. He also appeared in various TV shows like “The Outer Limits”, “Ghost Hunters,” and “Glee”. He also appeared in the reality show “The The Celebrity Apprentice” in which he placed in 3rd place.
Marvin Lee Adey was first married to Leslie G. Edmonds. He got married to the bride the 23rd of February, 1979 and had his daughter Amanda on the 21st of January 1981. Marvin was also caring for his stepdaughter Pearl.
Marvin had a break-up with Leslie in the year 2001. He later tied the knot with Deborah Gillespie in 2007. They were living within Austin, Texas since 2012. Marvin changed his name and then came up with the name Michael in 1984.
Marvin Lee Ade died at the age of 74 on Thursday night, January 21st 2022. His death announcement has been confirmed by the agent Michael Green on Friday. Adey was reportedly undergoing back surgery two months ago to eliminate a back cyst. But, the reason for his death hasn’t been revealed as of yet.
Marvin Lee’s Net Worth
Marvin Lee’s worth was estimated to be $40 million prior to his death on the 21st of January 2022. He purchased an area of 7,142 square feet that was valued at less than $3 million in the year 2005. Before that, he had been living in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood.
In 2001, Marvin in 2001, he sold his LA home to actor named Greg Kinnear for $3.6 million. The famous musician, Marvin is a recipient of the Grammy Award for his song “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I’m Not Going to Do That) in 1993.