Legendary pop composer Burt Bacharach has passed away
- Publish Date
- Friday, 10 February 2023, 9:07AM
Legendary pop composer Burt Bacharach has passed away at the age of 94.
The Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner - who was best known for 'Walk on By,' 'Do You Know the Way to San Jose' and dozens of other hits - died on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes.
Over the past 70 years, Bacharach had nonstop top 10 hits, with his music featuring everywhere from movie soundtracks and radios to home stereo systems and iPods.
With songs like 'Alfie,' 'I Say a Little Prayer,' 'I’ll Never Fall in Love Again' and 'This Guy’s in Love with You,' Bacharach created prime material for Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and many others from the 1950s into the 21st century.
While Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Frank Sinatra were among the countless artists who covered his songs.
Bacharach was an eight-time Grammy winner, a prize-winning Broadway composer for Promises, Promises and a three-time Oscar winner.
He received two Academy Awards in 1970, for the score of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and for the song 'Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head'.
In 1982, he and his then-wife, lyricist Carole Bayer Sager, also won for 'Best That You Can Do', the theme from Arthur.
Married four times, he is survived by his fourth wife Jane Hansen, as well as his children Oliver, Raleigh and Cristopher.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nikki Bacharach.
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