LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hal David, who along with partner Burt Bacharach penned
dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists
in the 1960s and beyond, has died.
David died of complications from a stroke Saturday morning in Los Angeles,
according to Jim Steinblatt, spokesman for the American Society of Composers,
Authors and Publishers. David was a longtime member and former president of
Bacharach and David wrote many top 40 hits including "Raindrops Keep Fallin’
On My Head," "Close to You" and "That’s What Friends Are For."