Legendary Lyricist Hal David Dead At 91

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    US songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hits with collaborator Burt Bacharach, has died at the age of 91.

    His family said he died in Los Angeles from complications from a stroke.

    He and Bacharach wrote a string of hits for Dionne Warwick, including Walk On By and I Say a Little Prayer, but also wrote for other performers, such as Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield.

    Their film work included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’s Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head, which won an Oscar.

    David’s wife, Eunice, told the Associated Press news agency that he had suffered a major stroke in March and was stricken again on Tuesday.

    “Even at the end, Hal always had a song in his head,” she said.

    “He was always writing notes, or asking me to take a note down, so he wouldn’t forget a lyric.”

    Both awards were shared with Bacharach.

    The pair were nominated for three other Oscars and won many other awards for their soundtracks.

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