Hal David, 'Walk on By' Songwriter, Dies at 91

Penned Classic Numbers With Burt Bacharach

By Forward Staff

Published September 02, 2012.

Songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hits with collaborator Burt Bacharach like Dionne Warwick’s ‘Walk on By,’ and ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head’ from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, has died at the age of 91.

His family said he died in Los Angeles from complications from a stroke, the BBC reported.

David was best known for his collaborations with Bacharach, especially the songs they wrote for Warwick, including I Say a Little Prayer. He also wrote for other performers, such as Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield.

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 told the wire service.

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