Legendary composer Burt Bacharach has passed away at the age of 94 of natural causes.
Here’s the story from the Associated Press:
NEW YORK (AP) — Burt Bacharach, the singularly gifted and popular composer who delighted millions with the quirky arrangements and unforgettable melodies of “Walk on By,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” and dozens of other hits, has died at 94.
The Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning Bacharach died Wednesday at home in Los Angeles of natural causes, publicist Tina Brausam said Thursday.
The tributes poured in on Twitter:
Burt Bacharach, the Oscar winner who wrote classics loved worldwide like “Walk on By,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” and dozens of other hits, has died at 94.
There are songwriters, and then there are SONGWRITERS. Burt was one of the greatest, and he will be missed. pic.twitter.com/EAGntslbk1
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) February 9, 2023
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love…” The words were by Mr Hal David, but the music and feel came from Burt Bacharach. 91 is a nice age to make it to. “What’s it all about, Alfie?” pic.twitter.com/J33tfQgNql
— Jeff Howard (@jeffreyhoward33) February 9, 2023
RIP Burt Bacharach.
The Kansas City-born songwriter's buoyant pop songs paced the 60s. Dead at 94. pic.twitter.com/GesBI0zgQd
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 9, 2023
Breaking News: Burt Bacharach is dead at 94. His hit pop songs, like “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” were defined by romantic optimism.https://t.co/ovEPYizDcl pic.twitter.com/kgrNsmZ2nw
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 9, 2023
Burt Bacharach was right pic.twitter.com/TKuDQzVtFX
— Ben Phillips (@benphillips76) February 9, 2023
One of pop's greatest songwriters Burt Bacharach has sadly died at the age of 94.
We're sending love to Burt's family and friends at this difficult time. 🧡https://t.co/vb09ABTTl2 pic.twitter.com/Doz9mmXZCu
— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) February 9, 2023
Bacharach had several top 10 hits, including “Alfie” and “I Say a Little Prayer” or “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” and “This Guy’s in Love with You.”
He will be missed and remembered forever.