(WGHP) — Legendary singer Meat Loaf died Thursday at the age of 74.

Friday morning, TMZ reported that Meat Loaf had been diagnosed with COVID-19 recently and had been “seriously ill” prior to his passing.

The singer and actor, born Marvin Lee Aday, had been outspoken about COVID, specifically railing against vaccine mandates, according to TMZ.

No cause of death was given in the announcement of his death on his official Facebook page

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” the post said.