Jim Steinman has sadly died.
He died Monday (April 19) in Connecticut, according to the report, following an undisclosed medical emergency at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday (April 18), according to the state medical examiner.
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Jim wrote many epic songs, including Meatloaf‘s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” as well as “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” and “Dead Ringer for Love” with Cher.
He also wrote Bonnie Tyler‘s 1983 iconic track, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Holding Out for a Hero,” as well as “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” famously performed by Celine Dion, as well as collaborating on her album Falling Into You.
He suffered a stroke in 2004, and spent years re-learning how to speak again. His cause of death is not yet known.
Our thoughts are with Jim Steinman‘s loved ones at this difficult time.