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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Inductee Jim Steinman speaks onstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 43rd Annual induction and awards at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Jim Steinman, who wrote all of the songs for Meat Loaf’s classic album, Bat Out Of Hell, has died, according to celebrity gossip site, TMZ. According to the site, Steinman died Monday in Connecticut, although cause of death is unclear. The site says, “We do know it appears it was sudden … there was a medical emergency call to his home around 3:30 AM Sunday to transport a male patient.”

Steinman has also worked with a number of other artists, including Bonnie Tyler (he wrote and produced her hit, “Total Eclipse of the Heart”), Air Supply (he wrote and produced “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All”) and Celine Dion (he co-produced her “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now,” which he wrote for a group called “Pandora’s Box”).

Steinman was 73 years old.