Celine Dion and Andrew Lloyd Webber have added their tributes to late rock songwriter Jim Steinman.
The hitmaker and producer died from kidney failure on the age of 73 on Monday.
Following the unhappy information, Steinman’s well-known followers and collaborators have taken to social media to pay their respects, with Dion, who recorded Steinman’s It is All Coming Again to Me Now, calling him “a tremendous producer and songwriter”.
She tweeted: “He was a musical genius… and having the chance to work with him was one of many biggest privileges of my profession.”
Whereas Lloyd Webber, who labored with Steinman on the musical Whistle Down The Wind, in contrast the songwriter to German composer Richard Wagner.
“He was a one-off,” the theatre impresario advised the BBC. “One of many nicest, kindest folks I’ve ever met on this enterprise… He was sort of the Wagner of rock, if you happen to like.”
Lloyd Webber additionally recalled a night out with Steinman in New York Metropolis, including, “There have been six of us and he took all six of us to this Mexican restaurant in New York. He stated to the waiter…, ‘We’ll have certainly one of all the things,’ which was typical of him. And the waiter stated, ‘Mr. Steinman, are you positive you need certainly one of all the things?’ He stated, ‘No you are proper, we’d like six of all the things!’
“These trolleys of meals appeared, and he was extraordinary.”
Whole Eclipse of the Coronary heart singer Bonnie Tyler, who was one of many first folks to pay tribute to Steinman upon listening to of his loss of life on Tuesday, added to her assertion, writing: “Jim writes these very bombastic form of Wagnerian sort of music (sic). Whenever you see him play the piano, he begins together with his hair all beautiful and dry. By the point he’s completed, it is dripping with sweat and it is all caught round his face as a result of he performs with such vigour.”
In the meantime, Meat Loaf, who collaborated with Steinman all through his profession, wrote: “Coming right here quickly, My brother Jimmy. Fly Jimmy Fly.”