Jim Steinman / Songwriter with Meat Loaf and more, dies at 73

Jim Steinman, who composed Meat Loaf’s debut album ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, has died at the age of 73 the Connecticut state medical examiner confirmed to Variety earlier today.

‘Bat Out Of Hell’ is one of the best-selling albums of all time with more than 50 million copies sold across the globe. Steinman also worked on Meat Loaf’s 1981 album ‘Dead Ringer’, as well as writing Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’, Barry Manilow’s ‘Read ‘Em and Weep’, and Celine Dion’s version of ‘It’s All Coming Back to Me Now’.

A cause of death has not been revealed but Steinman was reportedly rushed to hospital on Sunday due to a “medical emergency.” He then died “suddenly” yesterday.

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