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Songwriter Hal David dies at 91

2 September 2012 Last updated at 09:57 BST

US songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hits with collaborator Burt Bacharach, has died at the age of 91.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said he had died in Los Angeles from complications from a stroke.

He had a lengthy career writing lyrics to go along with Bacharach's tunes.

The pair wrote a string of hits for Dionne Warwick, including Walk On By, and co-wrote songs for films including Alfie and Casino Royale.

Peter Bowes reports.