Jim Steinman, the composer, lyricist and record producer behind hits for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler and Céline Dion, has died, Connecticut's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms to Billboard. He was 73.
The cause of death has yet to be disclosed.
Steinman was best known for his work on Meat Loaf's 1977 debut studio album Bat Out of Hell, which is one of the best-selling albums of all time and is certified 14 times platinum by the RIAA, where he wrote the songs "Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad" (No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, 1978), "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" (No. 39, 1978), and "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" (No. 39, 1979).