US singer Meat Loaf , who was known for hits including Bat Out Of Hell, has died at the age of 74 after selling more than 100million albums worldwide and starring in 65 movies - with reports suggesting he contracted Covid-19. The singer, whose real name was Marvin Lee Aday, died with his wife Deborah at his side - and while no cause or other details were given by his family, he had suffered numerous health scares over the years. Meat Loaf had an extraordinary career over six decades with the Bat Out Of Hell trilogy among his most popular musical offerings. Sources told TMZ that Meat Loaf was supposed to be attending a business dinner this week for a reality a TV show he was involved with called 'I'd Do Anything for Love…But I Won't Do That', named after his song, but it was cancelled after he 'became seriously ill' with coronavirus. It is not known whether the singer was vaccinated. His hits included the near ten-minute title track from Bat Out Of Hell, Paradise By The Dashboard Light from the same album, and I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) from 1993 album Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell. The single I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) reached number one in 28 countries and earned him a Grammy award. The rocker also played the role of Eddie in the 1975 musical film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Among those paying tribute to Meat Loaf today were singer Cher, who said she had 'so much fun' when she worked with him, and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber who said the 'vaults of heaven will be ringing with rock'.
Mother, 32, high on cocaine killed her newborn baby by falling asleep and squashing her in hospital bed - then threw NINE house parties in days after she died, inquest hears
Keira-Mae Jones (bottom) was born 5lb 5oz on May 14, 2020 at Barnsley Hospital after being induced, Sheffield Coroners Court was told. Her mother Aimee Jones (top), 32, was taking opioid-based painkillers while expecting Keira-Mae, so the child had to be kept in the hospital for up to five days to watch if she was suffering from withdrawal symptoms. The child was just two days old when she suffered catastrophic brain damage and was found face down on her mother's bed in the hospital's neonatal ward. Doctors decided to turn off her life support off at the Jessop Wing in Sheffield Teaching Hospital - where she had been transferred - 16 weeks later after attempts to resuscitate her failed.
Model slams 'depraved' high-flying Met Police detective who secretly filmed her naked using his anti-terror training to hide spy cameras in tissue boxes, phone chargers, glasses and keys as he pretended to be a glamour photographer
Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, (inset) posed as an airline pilot to book women for photoshoots before planting the gadgets in hotel rooms, flats and Airbnbs across the London, Manchester and Brighton areas. The cameras were hidden in everyday items, including tissue boxes, phone chargers, air fresheners, glasses, keys and headphones, to video his unsuspecting victims. Model Kirsty Lee, 29, from Brighton, (pictured left and right) posed for a luxury London hotel photoshoot in April 2017 with a 'pilot' called 'Harrison' who claimed to have a side-job in photography. Three years later, she received a shock call from police, who told her they had found naked videos of her changing in the luxury Westminster hotel bathroom taken that day. The model revealed the 'shock and humiliation' she felt after discovering the truth and slammed the former high flying officer's 'disgusting' deeds. Police found images of 51 women on Corbel's hard drive in all, with 19 victims, including 16 models and three escorts, agreeing to make statements against him. Corbel, a former counter-terrorism officer, has pleaded guilty to 19 counts of voyeurism at court.
Irate British fans who spent thousands to see Adele in Vegas demand star pays for flights and hotels after finding out MID-AIR that she has axed her entire residency just 24 HOURS before first gig
MailOnline has been inundated with emails from people who had already jetted into Sin City from across the US, Canada , Mexico, the UK and Europe to see the star, who is making a record-breaking $685,000 (£500,000) per gig before merchandising. Adele announced the decision in a tearful Instagram video, apologising and telling fans: 'I'm so upset and I'm really embarrassed. We've been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid. Half my crew and team are [ill] with Covid and still are, and it's been impossible to finish the show'. PR guru Mark Borkowski told MailOnline the last minute cancellation was a 'disaster' for the singer, saying: 'It's not great for Adele and I think she knows it', adding: 'Her response seemed very authentic. I guess it's down to whether the fans believe her word'. He said Adele will have to do something to appease her angry supporters, and fast. Ticketmaster are urging people to 'hang on to their tickets' for new dates predicted to be between April and June - but says they will give refunds. But many are already in Vegas having travelled thousands of miles to be there for the opening night, demanding the singer covers the thousands of dollars they have already laid out on flights and hotel rooms they have no hope of getting refunds for, A British fan called David posted a photo from outside Caesars Palace just after the shows were axed. He tweeted: 'Christmas gift gone pear shaped as my wife and daughter are on the way to meet me in Vegas and unfortunately Adele has had to cancel'. Gillian Rowland-Kain, 32, was already on her flight to Las Vegas from New York with her twin sister (together left) when she found out about the cancellation via social media. The attorney from Brooklyn said: 'I was furious that Adele waited so last minute to make this call. Her lack of notice is astounding. I'm angry and frustrated'.
Greggs worker who filmed video of 'mountains' of food going to waste every day at the bakery chain was sacked when it became a massive TikTok hit
Nicole Iwalowo was fired from the branch in Romford, east London, after her footage went viral on TikTok. The 21-year-old said she felt 'awful' and 'guilty' seeing so much being chucked out after a month of working there. Her video shows bagging up leftover produce including freshly made sandwiches doughnuts and yum yums. There were six bin bags full of food loaded up on a metal cage during the clip shared on November 27.
Outraged judge calls for investigation after 'chop shop' criminal gang that shipped stolen Range Rovers to Dubai successfully applied for £145,000 Covid bounce back business loans
A judge has demanded an investigation after two members of an organised crime gang were able to successfully apply for £145,000 in Covid 'bounce back' loans. Asif Hussain, the ringleader of an international 'chop shop' ring which exported stolen Range Rovers and other expensive cars to Dubai, was able to secure £50,000 in funding offered by the Government to help businesses struggling during the pandemic. Another gang member, Ibraaz Shafique, was able to receive two huge loans, firstly for £50,000 and then for £45,000. The maximum loan available was £50,000. Both men had previous criminal convictions, Manchester Crown Court heard. Judge Anthony Cross QC said 'the most basic of checks' would have revealed the fraud as he demanded an explanation from the authorities within two weeks.
The SS women of Auschwitz who delighted in holding parties after overseeing the murder of thousands of Jews - and would go on to marry their Nazi death camp guard lovers
The sickening biographies of over 200 SS women serving at Auschwitz death camp and their 'after work parties' have been published online in an effort to show the world that it wasn't just men involved. Entitled 'Women working for the SS', the project from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum documents the women's lives from birth and how they ended up serving WWII madman Adolf Hitler. One of the women was Maria Mandl (top right), a senior SS guard in Auschwitz from October 1942 to October 1944 who was nicknamed 'The Beast' by prisoners. Another female SS guard was Therese Brandl, who worked at three concentration camps between 1940 and 1945. She was later sentenced to death. Another of these women was Monika Miklas (bottom right), who worked at Auschwitz concentration camp as a female SS guard from April 1943. Other pictures published on the website show SS women arriving at an SS holiday camp in the town of Porbka in what was then German-occupied Poland (main).
British doctor, 31, who was visiting his girlfriend in Atlanta died in BED when stray bullet blasted through bedroom wall and hit him in the head after gun was 'recklessly' fired from nearby apartment
Matthew Willson, 31, from Surrey, was staying in an upmarket suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, having flown to America last week to visit his California-born partner Kate Shepard (pictured together), a physicist and honor roll athlete. The postdoctoral scientific researcher, from leafy Chertsey just west of London, had only been in the US for two days when he died in the freak incident, which is still being treated as homicide. It is not known if Miss Shepard lives in Atlanta, but Dr Willson is known to have studied at the city's Georgia State University and also has relatives in the area. Police said they were called at 2am on Sunday to reports of the 'reckless discharge of a firearm' in an apartment block on Buford Highway. As they attended the scene they got a 911 call from another block of flats, where Dr Willson was staying, saying he had sustained a gunshot injury to the head. The Briton was taken to the local trauma centre but could not be saved. MailOnline understands that the group responsible were playing with one or more guns and began firing. A bullet was discharged and left Dr Willson with a single bullet wound after it came through the wall as he slept in bed. In a freak and tragic incident, the bullet appears to have flown a distance of at least 800ft (260yds) through a small forest and into the apartment through the bedroom wall (main picture). Sergeant Jacob Kissel told WSB-TV: 'This was a senseless act - this was an innocent victim. She and her boyfriend were laying in bed'. Today his heartbroken sister Kate Easingwood, who is a molecular biology PhD student based in Sweden, posted a tribute to him on Instagram today, saying: 'The world is so unfair.' His heartbroken mother Pauline Willson declined to comment and said: 'We just need some peace.'
Meat Loaf 'grabbed Prince Andrew and said 'I don't give a s**t who you are'' after the Duke 'tried to push the singer into a moat' when he thought Fergie was flirting with him on It's a Royal Knockout in 1987
The Bat Out Of Hell star alleged the Duke of York tried pushing him into a moat while the pair were filming for the one-off charity event It's a Royal Knockout at Alton Towers, Staffordshire, in 1987. He claimed he throttled the royal, who allegedly warned the singer about flirting with his then-wife Sarah Ferguson and told him: 'You can't touch me. I'm a royal'. Meat Loaf is reported to have bluntly informed a 'jealous' Prince Andrew: 'I don't give a s*** who you are' before pushing him back. Pictured left, Meatloaf with Prince Edward for rehearsals of the event and right, the Duke of York taking part in the one-off charity special. The singer, whose real name was Marvin Lee Aday, died at the age of 74 after selling more than 100million albums worldwide and starring in 65 movies, his family announced today.
London-bound American Airlines flight turns back to Miami NINETY minutes into journey because 'drunk and disruptive' first-class female passenger refused to wear a mask
Passengers on the London-bound American Airlines flight that returned back to Miami (right) claim the unruly traveler appeared to be drunk and 'abusive' towards staff. Steve Freeman (left), who was travelling with his wife to their home in London and was sitting in front of the woman in first class, said she 'tried loads of different masks, complained about each mask'. He said the stewards also gave the woman 'a lot of warnings' but her 'extremely abusive behavior' continued. Although the airline claimed it canceled the flight because of her refusal to wear a mask, Freeman thinks it had more to her aggressive actions. He was also stunned the woman was not placed in custody, saying: 'I can't see what more would constitute grounds for arrest'.
No10 fears Partygate report 'will be worse than thought' for Boris: PM tears up his diary to woo mutinous MPs as Welsh First Minister accuses him of using Covid policy to distract attention
Boris Johnson is spending the weekend at his country retreat after fending off an initial coup bid from so-called 'Pork Pie' plotters - but even supporters admit that his fate hangs on the conclusions of the top civil servant - expected next week. Allies hope that Ms Gray will stop short of condemning Mr Johnson personally, despite him having attended a 'BYOB' bash in the Downing Street garden in May 2020. But the mood music in Whitehall is said to be 'darkening' as Ms Gray gathers more evidence. The premier is due to have more talks with restive backbenchers as he braces for the next phase of his survival struggle from the lavish surroundings of Chequers - although it is not clear if any have been invited to join him. Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford turned the screw this morning by accusing Mr Johnson of lifting Covid restrictions to get the scandal out of the headlines. But Foreign Secretary Liz Truss - a potential successor - has lined up behind the premier, insisting he is doing an 'excellent job'. And Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said he did not believe it is inevitable Mr Johnson will quit. Meanwhile on another front, rebel Tories are said to be considering publishing a secret recording and messages from government whips to back up allegations of brutal intimidation tactics.
Tortured soul's hell-raising ride to stardom: How Meat Loaf got his name after being bullied at school over his weight, nearly killed by his father who came at him with a butcher's knife and tried to push Prince Andrew into a moat
Hard-living and hard-rocking, Meat Loaf sold more than 100 million albums over a career that spanned six decades, including the 1977 smash hit Bat Out Of Hell, which is one of the best-selling of all time, alongside records from the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. He was born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947 in Dallas, Texas - the son of an alcoholic police officer and a school teacher who sang in a girls' gospel quartet. The early years in Texas were rough, particularly with his father. He once revealed in an interview: 'I've forgiven my father for trying to kill me with a butcher's knife.' All this was followed by the devastating loss of his mother to cancer while he was still a teenager. He told Classic Rock magazine that he grabbed her body at the funeral, screaming: 'You can't have her!' It was his mother that instilled a love of performing in Meat Loaf and upon her death he quit high school football and left Dallas and his father, to take the first steps on the road to eventual superstardom.
'Normal people don't go around destroying other human beings': Kieran Hayler's fiancee speaks out after he was accused of raping an underage girl while still married to Katie Price in 2016 - after model said she spoke to police
In a cryptic Instagram post (pictured inset), the 39-year-old flight attendant shared a message saying 'normal people don't go around destroying each other'. She also shared the hashtag 'restrainingorder'. Michelle (pictured right with Kieran), who last year gave birth to her and Kieran's first child together, has a restraining order against former glamour model Katie following a school playground row in 2019. Writing in the post she said: 'If someone treats you badly, just remember there is something wrong with them, not you. Normal people don't go around destroying other human beings.' She shared the pre-written message along with the hashtags 'restrainingorder', 'law' and 'courts'. It comes after Katie (pictured left), 43, who was married to Mr Hayler from 2013 to 2018 and had two of his children, made allegations that he had groomed an underage girl in 2016. Mr Hayler, a former stripper, has blasted 'false allegations' that he raped the girl under while married to Katie. Katie claims she went to the police before their divorce - but suggests that the alleged victim has now come forward herself. She says she has also given a statement to Sussex detectives. Mr Hayler has vowed to co-operate with the police and attend an interview in a bid to clear his name.
Ignominious end of the Marble Arch mound: Ridiculed £6million 82ft-high installation is finally dismantled after just six months after failing to attract visitors
Contractors have today finally started tearing down London's 'disastrous' Marble Arch Mound after the pile was widely panned. The £6million eyesore, nicknamed 'S**t Hill', is being dismantled after it was branded the 'capital's worst tourist attraction' and a 'waste of money' following six months of mockery and ridicule. It was built next to Marble Arch in July last year in a bid to lure shoppers back to Oxford Street shops to give London's economy a boost after the Covid shutdown. But reviews for the 82ft mound of scaffolding, wooden boards and turf were so bad that Westminster City Council scrapped the £8 entrance fee out of embarrassment. One council chief even quit after Labour's Adam Hug claimed the 'slag heap' had 'brought shame on Westminster across the world'.
Revenge of the Pork Pie plotters: Tory rebels trying to oust Boris Johnson threaten to publish 'blackmail' dossier of messages from party whips - as PM rips up diary and launches bid to woo MPs
The so-called Pork Pie rebels may release secretly recorded messages and texts from party whips which they believe will prove party leaders attempted to blackmail and intimidate them into supporting Boris Johnson. It comes as Whitehall sources said the Prime Minister had torn up his diary to talk with wobbling MPs ahead of the expected publication next week of the official inquiry into the 'Partygate' row by Whitehall ethics chief Sue Gray. Some MPs will be seen one to one while others will be asked to discuss their concerns with the PM in small groups. Sources believe similar meetings earlier this week helped to defuse the threat of the 'Pork Pie Plot' coup by Red Wall MPs. Mr Johnson will urge MPs to 'look at the bigger picture', most notably the success of his strategy for dealing with the emergence of the Omicron strain, which is seeing the UK emerge from Covid restrictions faster than other European countries. But one senior Tory said the earlier sessions were not a complete success, with the PM unwilling to guarantee no more damaging revelations will come out.
'We are Christians... we've done nothing wrong': Church-going wife who banned gay couple from buying her £650,000 Surrey home due to their sexuality says she and her husband are just sticking to their beliefs
Luke Whitehouse and Lachlan Mantell (pictured together left) were stunned when they were told that they could not buy the three-bedroom home because the Christian owners didn't want to sell to 'two men in a partnership.' The vendors, builder Luke Main (right), 33, and his wife, former Cambridge University medical physicist Dr Joanna Brunker (inset), 34, refused to let Luke and his partner even view the house, citing passages from the Bible. Dr Brunker said they are 'practising Christians' who were 'sticking' to their beliefs. Purple Bricks dropped the vendors and said their stance doesn't reflect the firm's values. Mr Main declined to comment except to say that he and his wife are 'not ashamed' of their views.
Three men are arrested for gross negligence manslaughter after pensioner, 73, was killed and two others were left needing hospital treatment when bridge collapsed during £900-a-head pheasant shoot
Brian Harwood (left), of Penrith, Cumbria died after a Polaris Ranger vehicle pulling a trailer fell into a river when the wooden bridge (top and bottom right), supported by scaffolding, collapsed in Lancashire. Police were called around 4.25pm on Tuesday following a report of a serious incident on a farm in Roeburndale. Now, Lancashire Police have confirmed that three men - a 55-year-old from Preston, a man, 57, from Lancaster and a 52-year-old from Lancaster - have been arrested on suspicion of gross-negligence manslaughter.
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US library security guard is viciously attacked by pit bull - after trying to save the life of his overdosing owner
A San Francisco Main Library security guard was attacked by a dog as he tried to administer Narcan to its unresponsive owner on Sunday as crime and overdose deaths in the city continue to surge. Security guards noticed the man slumped over at a computer kiosk around 5.40 pm after his dog repeatedly barked beside him. Kate Patterson, a spokesperson for the library, said the dog 'was not on a leash and was exhibiting aggressive behavior. When the guards approached the man to determine whether they should revive him from an Opiod overdose with Narcan, the dog 'would not let them near him,' Patterson told KTVU. Witnesses captured the harrowing moment the dog lunged at one of the guards, grabbing hold of his arm in its jaws and pulling him to the ground. As the dog viciously shakes the arm, the guard tries to punch the animal with his free hand. As an onlooker shouts 'get 'im!' another guard sprays a substance at its face and beats it with his belt. A third security guard appeared to be rushing over to help. The dog's owner was unresponsive during the attack until another witness woke him. 'Once alert, he was able to get control of the dog, who he claimed was a service animal. The patron was uncooperative and argumentative with staff following the incident,' the library said in a statement to KTVU. The dog was taken from the man by Animal Control, and its owner was issued a citation from the sheriff's department. DailyMail.com could not reach the San Francisco Main Library for comment on the security guard's condition.