Jim Steinman, longtime Meat Loaf Composer, Passes Away at 73

Longtime Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman has passed away at the age of 73, he Connecticut state medical examiner confirmed to Variety.

Steinman-who worked with Meat Loaf on his landmark album, Bat Out of Hell–worked in multiple genres with a diverse lineup of artists, including Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler, Air Supply and Barry Manilow.

Steinman composed “Bat Out of Hell” in 1977, which is one of the best-selling albums of all time with more than 50 million copies sold around the world. Steinman collaborated with Meat Loaf on the singer’s 1981 album “Dead Ringer,” served as composer/producer on his 1993 album “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell” and composed his 2016 “Braver Than We Are” album. “Bat Out of Hell” was later presented as a musical in 2017. Steinman wrote all of the songs, most of which were featured in Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” album trilogy. 

Steinman was behind many other hits, including Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Barry Manilow’s “Read ‘Em and Weep,” Air Supply’s “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” and Celine Dion’s version of “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.”