The US composer Jim Steinman is responsible for a number of world hits in music history.
Now he has died at the age of 73.
Los Angeles * - The music world mourns Jim Steinman.
The US composer died on Monday at the age of 73 in Danbury, Connecticut.
The various US media reported on Tuesday, citing coroners and Steinman's manager.
According to manager David Sonenberg, the composer suffered a stroke four years ago and his health has been impaired since then.
Jim Steinman is dead: US composer responsible for a number of world hits
As a composer for various music stars, Steinman was responsible for a number of world hits.
He wrote the song "I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)" for Meat Loaf and the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" for Bonnie Tyler *.
Steinman also wrote for stars such as Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, the Everly Brothers, Celine Dion and the Sisters Of Mercy.
Jim Steinman, American composer, speaks at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame gala.
Steinman died on April 19, 2021 at the age of 73.
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Numerous fans and colleagues mourned Steinman's death.
Singer Tyler wrote on her Facebook page that she was "absolutely depressed" by the news.
"Jim wrote some of the most legendary rock songs of all time, and I had the extreme privilege of getting some of them." Steinman was a "real genius" and was also "funny, loving, supportive and a really compassionate person."
Meat Loaf remembered his "brother" with some photos they shared.
Jim Steinman is dead: He also made famous musical and film music
In 1997 Steinman won a Grammy award for his work on the album "Falling into You" by Celine Dion.
In the same year the musical “Dance of the Vampires” premiered.
The rock-operatic music for the musical based on Roman Polanski's film of the same name came from Steinman.
He is also working with Andrew Lloyd Webber on the musical "Whistle Down the Wind".
The cult composer recently released the joint album “Braver Than We Are” (2016) with Meat Loaf.
“Most people don't like extremes,” Steinman, who was born in 1947 on Long Island near New York, once said.
“Extremes scare them.
I'm just starting with extremely. "
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