‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ Hitmaker Jim Steinman Dies Suddenly Monday

'Total Eclipse of the Heart' Hitmaker Jim Steinman Dies Suddenly Monday
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT.  — James Steinman, who wrote and produced Bonnie Tyler‘s biggest hit, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” died Monday in, Fairfield County, Connecticut.‘Jim’ Steinman, who also penned and produced smash hits for Meat Loaf, Air Supply and Celine Dion, died unexpectedly in Connecticut on Monday.

According to the Connecticut state medical examiner, Steinman died Monday in Connecticut of undisclosed causes.According to reports, there was a medical emergency call to his Ridgefield home around 3:30 a.m. Sunday to transport a male patient.

Jim’s perhaps best known for his songwriting work on Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell,” writing and producing the hit song, “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).”

Jim also wrote and composed Air Supply’s “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” and Barry Manilow’s “Read ‘Em and Weep,” which was originally written for Meat Loaf, according to TMZ.

Jim also worked with Def Leppard, Barbra Streisand, Billy Squier and The Sisters of Mercy. You wanna talk about accomplishments … for 3 straight weeks in 1983, Jim was responsible for the #1 and #2 songs on Billboard — ‘Total Eclipse’ was in the top spot, and ‘Making Love’ was second.

A cause of death was not provided.



Geo quick facts: Fairfield is an affluent town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It borders the city of Bridgeport and towns of Trumbull, Easton, Weston, and Westport along the Gold Coast of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 59,404 – Wikipedia.