Acclaimed songwriter and producer Jim Steinman, best known for his work with Meat Loaf, has died at the age of 73.
The news was first announced by TMZ, who reported that Steinman died Monday (April 19) in Connecticut, citing a report from the state's medical examiner. The cause of death was not listed.
Steinman, who also was a recording artist, enjoyed his biggest successes as a songwriter and producer for others. He first rose to fame working as the composer on Meat Loaf's 1977 album Bat Out of Hell and later returned to reunite with Meat Loaf on the sequel albums Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.