By Monk

Legendary songwriter and producer Jim Steinman has died at the age of 73.

Steinman, best known for his work with Meat Loaf, died yesterday (Monday 19 April) following a short illness.

In addition to his collaborations with Meat Loaf, Steinman also worked with Bonnie Tyler, Billy Squier and Andrew Lloyd-Weber, while his songs were also hits for artists as diverse as The Sisters Of Mercy, Air Supply, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow and Boyzone.

Jim Steinman