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Jim Steinman who wrote music for Meatloaf dies suddenly at 73


Legendary music writer Jim Steinman who worked with Meatloaf and Celine Dion dies suddenly at age 73 after he was rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night

  • Legendary music writer and producer Jim Steinman died at the age of 73
  • The musician worked with Meatloaf, Air Supply, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion
  • On Sunday at 3:30 am a call came from his house asking for an ambulance
  • Jim was rushed to the hospital in Connecticut and died on Monday
  • It is not yet known what he died from, but he did suffer a stroke in 2004
  • Steinman is best known for his contribution to Meatloaf’s hit Bat Out Of Hell which sold 40 million copies
  • And the New York native helped write Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell as well
  • Jim was a big part of making Meatloaf’s tune I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) a success
  • The writer had range as he also wrote and composed Making Love Out of Nothing at All for Air Supply and Total Eclipse Of The Heart for Bonnie Tyler
  • For Dion he worked on the cover of It’s All Coming Back To Me Now

Legendary music writer and producer Jim Steinman who worked with top selling artists for decades died in Connecticut at the age of 73 on Monday.

The prolific hit-maker was rushed to the hospital on Sunday after an ambulance was called to his house at 3:30 am, according to TMZ that spoke with the state’s medical examiner.

The cause of death for the icon, who worked with Meatloaf, Air Supply, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion, has not yet been shared.

Sad loss: Legendary music writer and producer Jim Steinman who worked with top selling artists for decades died in Connecticut at the age of 73 on Monday. Seen in 2012 in NYC

Sad loss: Legendary music writer and producer Jim Steinman who worked with top selling artists for decades died in Connecticut at the age of 73 on Monday. Seen in 2012 in NYC

So sudden: The prolific hit-maker was rushed to the hospital on Sunday after an ambulance was called to his house at 3:30 am, according to TMZ that spoke with the state's medical examiner. Seen with Meatloaf in 2012

So sudden: The prolific hit-maker was rushed to the hospital on Sunday after an ambulance was called to his house at 3:30 am, according to TMZ that spoke with the state’s medical examiner. Seen with Meatloaf in 2012

DailyMail.com has reached out to his rep for more information.

He did have health issues in the past: Steinman had a stroke in 2004 and temporarily lost the ability to speak, he shared during an interview in 2013 at his alma mater.

And he added he had to ‘relearn’ how to talk. 

The New York native wore many hats in the music industry. He as a composer, lyricist, record producer, arranger, pianist and singer.

Steinman is best known for his contribution to Meatloaf’s hit Bat Out Of Hell which sold 40 million copies. And he helped write Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell as well, which was a number one hit.

Early days: The cause of death for the icon, who worked with Meatloaf on Bat Out Of Hell (seen in 1991), has not yet been shared

Early days: The cause of death for the icon, who worked with Meatloaf on Bat Out Of Hell (seen in 1991), has not yet been shared

A great team: Jim was a big part of making Meatloaf's tune I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) a success. Seen in March 1978 in NYC

A great team: Jim was a big part of making Meatloaf’s tune I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) a success. Seen in March 1978 in NYC

She liked his writing: For Celine Dion he worked on the cover of It's All Coming Back to Me Now; seen in 2019

She liked his writing: For Celine Dion he worked on the cover of It’s All Coming Back to Me Now; seen in 2019

Jim was a big part of making Meatloaf’s tune I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) a success.

The writer had range as he also wrote and composed Making Love Out of Nothing at All for Air Supply and Total Eclipse Of The Heart for Bonnie Tyler.

For Dion he worked on the cover of It’s All Coming Back to Me Now. 

And he was a part of Barry Manilow’s Read Em And Weep.

And Jim – an Amherst College graduate – even worked with Barbra Streisand on Left In The Dark from her Emotion album.

He also dipped into movies: the 1984 film Streets Of Fire had two songs written and composed by Steinman – Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young and Nowhere Fast.

Hot streets: He also dipped into movies: the 1984 film Streets Of Fire had two songs written and composed by Steinman - Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young and Nowhere Fast

Music film: And one of his songs appeared on Footloose - Holding Out For A Hero by Tyler

Movies: He also dipped into movies: the 1984 film Streets Of Fire, left, had two songs written and composed by Steinman – Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young and Nowhere Fast. And one of his songs appeared on Footloose – Holding Out For A Hero by Tyler

And one of his songs appeared on Footloose – Holding Out For A Hero by Tyler.

And, proving he liked variety, he also contributed to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical Whistle Down The Wind.

He had said his work was greatly inspired by Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker. 

He liked Babs: And Jim - an Amherst College graduate - even worked with Barbra Streisand on Left In The Dark from her Emotion album

He liked Babs: And Jim – an Amherst College graduate – even worked with Barbra Streisand on Left In The Dark from her Emotion album



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