Jim Steinman, who wrote music for Meatloaf, suddenly dies at the age of 73

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

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

The prolific hitmaker was rushed to hospital on Sunday after an ambulance was called to his home at 3:30 a.m., according to TMZ that spoke to the state medical examiner.

The cause of death for the icon, which collaborated 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 on Monday at the age of 73. Seen in NYC in 2012

So sudden: The prolific hitmaker was rushed to hospital on Sunday after an ambulance was called to his home at 3:30 a.m., according to TMZ speaking with the state's medical examiner.  Seen with Meatloaf in 2012

So sudden: The prolific hitmaker was rushed to hospital on Sunday after an ambulance was called to his home at 3:30 a.m., according to TMZ speaking with the state’s medical examiner. Seen with Meatloaf in 2012

He had health problems in the past: Steinman suffered a stroke in 2004 and temporarily lost his ability to speak.

The New York resident wore many hats in the music industry. He as a composer, lyricist, 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 also helped write Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell.

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 the success of Meatloaf's tune I'll Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That).  Seen March 1978 in NYC

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

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

The writer had reach, 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 part of Barry Manilow’s Read Em And Weep.

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

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

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

He also immersed himself in films: 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.

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

He loved Babs: and Jim - a graduate of Amherst College - even worked with Barbra Streisand on Left In The Dark from her Emotion album.  Seen Streisand with husband James Brolin

He loved Babs: and Jim – a graduate of Amherst College – even worked with Barbra Streisand on Left In The Dark from her Emotion album. Seen Streisand with husband James Brolin

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