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Jim Steinman, the composer, lyricist and record producer who worked with artists like Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and more died April 19, the Connecticut state medical examiner confirmed to Variety. He was 73.

Steinman’s work appeared in a multitude of genres, such as adult contemporary, rock, dance and pop, in addition to musical theatre and film scores.

He composed rock singer Meat Loaf’s debut album Bat Out of Hell in 1977, which is one of the best-selling albums of all time with more than 50 million copies sold around the world. Steinman collaborated with Meat Loaf on the singer’s 1981 album Dead Ringer, served as composer/producer on his 1993 album Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and composed his 2016 Braver Than We Are album.

Read the full obituary here.

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