Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer, lyricist and record producer who worked with artists like Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and more, has died aged 73.
He was the composer for Meat Loaf's best-selling 'Bat Out Of Hell' and 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' by Bonnie Tyler
He died on Monday in Connecticut near his home in Ridgefield from kidney failure and had been ill for some time, his brother Bill Steinman said, according to media reports.
Steinman achieved his biggest fame with rock star Meat Loaf.
In an interview with iHeartRadio in 2017, Steinman maintained that his best song was Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'.
"That song never goes away. It's the biggest karaoke song in the world and it's been covered dozens of times," he said.
"It's one of my children and I'm as proud of it as I am the others. I try not to play favourites but yeah, it's special."