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Oscar-Winning Lyricist Hal David Dead at 91

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Oscar winning lyricist Hal David, who's known for memorable hits like "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," passed away Saturday in Los Angeles.

According to his wife, Eunice David and the Los Angeles Times, the 91-year-old died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of complications from a stroke.

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David, along with writing partner Burt Bacharach, penned numerous timeless songs for movies, television and the pop charts, which were recorded by artists such as The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond and Dionne Warwick.

David and Bacharach won an Oscar for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as well as Grammys and Tonys for hits like "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Close to You" and "That's What Friends Are For."

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In May, Bacharach and David received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a White House tribute concert attended by President Barack Obama. However, David could not attend as he was recovering from a stroke.

David's music lives on as his and Bacharach's work is still being recorded by contemporary artists like Alicia Keys and John Legend.

Our condolences to the music legend's family and friends.

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