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Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dead at 73

Jim Steinman, the mastermind behind some of pop music’s most epic ballads of the past 40 years, has passed away at 73. The Grammy-winning hitmaker who collaborated on chart toppers for Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler, Barbara Steisand, Def Leppard and more, died on Monday in Connecticut, TMZ has confirmed. His death comes after an undisclosed medical emergency occurring 3:30 AM on Sunday, according to the state’s medical examiner.
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Jim Steinman death: Songwriter for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion, more dies aged 73

Songwriter Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning songwriter/composer who worked with Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion, and more, has died. He was 73.Rolling Stone confirmed the announcement on Tuesday (20 April) after speaking to the office of the chief medical examiner in Connecticut. A cause of death was not given.Beginning his career in musical theater, in college Steinman wrote and starred in a rock musical called The Dream Engine. After graduation, Steinman worked at the Public Theater in New York, where he staged his musical More Than You Deserve. In 1973, he wrote his first hit, “Happy Ending", which was recorded...

Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler Songwriter, Dies at 73

Jim Steinman, the songwriter behind Meat Loaf’s biggest hits and Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” has died at the age of 73. The Connecticut chief medical examiner office confirmed Steinman’s death, but said there was no cause of death available, as it didn’t take jurisdiction in the matter.
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Jim Steinman, composer of hit records for Meat Loaf, dies at 73

Jim Steinman, a songwriter who composed chart-topping hits for Celine Dion and Bonnie Tyler, but was best-known for creating the grandiose music for Meat Loaf’s popular “Bat Out of Hell” recordings, died April 19 in Danbury, Conn. He was 73. The death was confirmed by the Office of the Chief...

‘Everyone hated Bat Out of Hell’: how Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf made a misunderstood masterpiece

New York in the mid-1970s was the crucible of two emerging music scenes. Nightclubs such as The Loft, The Gallery and – from 1977 – Studio 54 were playing disco music, while CBGB was home to the nascent raw punk sound of Patti Smith and Television. There was little room for anything else between these two musical pillars, let alone a 24-stone singer from Texas with a voice that could fell trees. And yet, in a theatre in Lower Manhattan, Meat Loaf was forging a creative collaboration that would lead to Bat Out of Hell, an album of operatic rock anthems that – against the grain of everything else going on – would become one of the most popular records of all time.