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Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach
Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach

Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s, including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-winning "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 91. David died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of complications from a stroke, according to his wife, Eunice. "As a lyric writer, Hal was simple, concise and poetic — conveying volumes of meaning in the fewest possible words and always in service to the music," songwriter Paul Williams, president of the...

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