Bonnie Tyler paid tribute to the “true genius” Jim Steinman.
The legendary rock composer and record producer, who wrote and produced great hits for Meat Loaf, Air Supply, Celine Dion and Bonnie, died on Monday (04/19/21) at the age of 73 in Connecticut The State Medical Examiner received from the TMZ and the honors for the deceased star have died.
His longtime friend and musical collaborator, for whom he composed the Grammy-nominated hit “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” admitted that “the world is a better place to live and work, and a worse place to be for death.”
In a touching tribute, the 69-year-old singer wrote on Twitter: “I was absolutely devastated to learn that my longtime friend and musical mentor Jim Steinman has passed away. Jim wrote and produced some of the most famous rock songs of I Had The Great Privileged to have received some of them from him.
“I did two albums with Jim even though my record company initially thought he wouldn’t want to work with me. Thankfully they were wrong and can say without a doubt that Jim was a true genius. He was also funny, kind, supportive and.” deeply caring person and the world is a better place for his life and work and a worse place for his death. I will always be grateful to him for the opportunity to work with and to know him too. “”
Celine, who made Steinman’s “It All Comes Back to Me” hit in 1996, said it was “one of the greatest privileges” of her career to work with him.
She wrote on Instagram: “I’m so sorry to hear of Jim Steinman’s death.
“He was a musical genius … a great producer and songwriter … and the opportunity to work with him has been one of the greatest privileges of my career. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.”
At the time of writing, Steinman’s cause of death is unclear, but it appears that his death was sudden as an emergency medical call came to his home early in the morning on Sunday (04/19/21) to transport a male patient.