Jim Steinman has died aged 73, according to Connecticut’s state medical examiner.
Jim was renowned for his songwriting and produced huge hits for Meat Loaf, Celine Dion and Bonnie Tyler, among a host of others.
TMZ has reported that the cause of death is unclear but it is thought to have been sudden.
The US site reported that there was a medical emergency call to his home around 3.30am on Sunday..
Jim is probably best known for writing Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell album, which has gone on to be one of the biggest selling of all time.
He also wrote the follow-up, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, as well as writing and producing the smash hit, I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do…