Jim Steinman, Known for Writing Hit Songs for Meat Loaf, Celine Dion and More, Dies at 73

by Keeli Parkey

If you’re a fan of Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Air Supply, or even Bonnie Tyler, chances are you know a song that Jim Steinman helped create. Sadly, the famous songwriter and music producer passed away on Monday (April 19, 2021).

According to FoxNews.com, Steinman was 73 years old at the time of his death. He passed away in Connecticut. His cause of death had not been reported as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday (April 20). The news of the famous music figure’s death was first reported by TMZ.

According to the article by FoxNews.com, Jim Steinman’s death “was sudden and occurred after a medical emergency call was placed to his home around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday.” Following the call, Steinman was taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, he still passed away.

Steinman Was Frequent Collaborator of Meat Loaf

During his career, Jim Steinman was a prolific songwriter who created some very, very famous tracks for several different artists. One of his most frequent collaborators was the singer, Meat Loaf. Two of their most popular collaborations were Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” and “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell” albums.

Despite the success they had working together on the “Bat Out of Hell” and “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell” albums, for several years Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf did not get along at all. Eventually, they were able to reconcile to a level of civility with one another by 2016.

Meat Loaf told Rolling Stone in 2011 that he believed that he and his former collaborator would work together again.

“He’s my brother and I love him more than you’ll ever know,” Meatloaf reportedly said of Jim Steinman during 2011. “And I know that Jim and I will work together again. I know it for a fact. He doesn’t know it, but I do.”

Turns out, he was correct. They joined forces again in 2016, according to FoxNews.com.

Publication Honors Jim Steinman with List of His 10 Best Songs

As a tribute to Jim Steinman, “Rolling Stone” created a list of his 10 best songs following his death.

These 10 songs are: “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” sung by Meat Loaf; “Total Eclipse of the Heart” sung by Bonnie Tyler; “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” sung by Celine Dion; “Bad For Good” which Steinman sang himself; “Holding Out For a Hero” sung by Bonnie Tyler; “Paradise By the Dashboard Light” sung by Meat Loaf; “More” sung by the Sisters of Mercy; “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” sung by Meat Loaf; “Make Love Out of Nothing At All” sung by Air Supply; and “Read ‘Em and Weep” sung by Barry Manilow.

This is a list of songs that is the start of a pretty great playlist. So, log into your favorite streaming service and use these songs to create an epic playlist of your own. You won’t be sorry.

You can watch Meat Loaf perform “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” in the song’s music video below.