How did Burt Bacharach die? Legendary Composer and songwriter cause of death Explained

How did Burt Bacharach die? Legendary Composer and songwriter cause of death Explained

Burt Bacharach, the composer of classic pop songs including I Say A Little Prayer and Walk On By, has died at the age of 94. Let’s see more details about Burt Bacharach and his cause of death.

What happened to Burt Bacharach?

Burt Bacharach, the composer of classic pop songs passed away at the age of 94. His publicist confirmed to the PA news agency that he died surrounded by relatives at home on Wednesday, and said Bacharach’s family requested privacy.

Eric Alper expressed his condolence by saying,

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.

Cause of death

The demise of Bacharach is announced by his publicist on Social Media. The cause of death, which happened at home in Los Angeles, was natural causes, his publicist Tina Brausam said on Thursday. 

As per the reports posted on social media , he died at his Los Angeles home on Wednesday. As soon as the news came out, Friends and families are pouring condolences in various ways.

Burt’s Illness

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About Burt Bacharach

Bacharach was a composer, songwriter, record producer, and pianist. He composed hundreds of pop songs, beginning in the 1950s, and collaborated on many of them with lyricist Hal David.

Bacharach collaborated with songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Tashian on the EP “Blue Umbrella”, Bacharach’s first new material in 15 years.

The EP earned both Bacharach and Tashian a Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Bacharach appeared as a celebrity performer and guest vocal coach for contestants on the television show, American Idol during the 2006 season, during which an entire episode was dedicated to his music.

Burt Bacharach was born on May 12, 1928, in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in New York City. He was the son of Irma Freeman and Mark Bertram ‘Bert’ Bacharach, a well-known syndicated newspaper columnist, and his mother was an amateur painter and songwriter who helped Burt learn piano during his childhood.
Bacharach studied music at McGill University and The Music Academy of the West in California before serving two years in the US Army in 1950.

Few facts about Burt Bacharach

While he did not mind singing during live performances, he sought mostly to avoid it on records. When he did sing, he explained: “I [tried] to sing the songs not as a singer, but just interpreting it as a composer and interpreting a great lyric that Hal wrote.”

On his songcraft, he previously said: “I didn’t want to make the songs the same way as they’d been done, so I’d split vocals and instrumentals and try to make it interesting … For me, it’s about the peaks and valleys of where a record can take you. You can tell a story and be able to be explosive one minute, then get quiet as kind of a satisfying resolution.”

In the 1990s and 2000s, Bacharach had cameo roles in Hollywood movies, including all three Austin Powers movies, inspired by his score for the 1967 James Bond parody film Casino Royale.

Grammy and Oscar Award winner

He won six Grammys and three Oscars during his career and his songs were said to have been recorded by more than 1,000 artists. Songs that he co-wrote included This Guy’s in Love with You, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head and (They Long to Be) Close to You. Among those to perform his songs were Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, and The Carpenters.

Some of his hits and songs

Burt Bacharach first met Hal David at the famous Brill Building songwriting factory in 1957, and they soon forged a very successful partnership. Their first hit “The Story of My Life” was a No.1 hit for Marty Robbins in 1957 and the pair wrote together until the 1970s. Burt Bacharach is known for some of his greatest songwriting hits including ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head’, Dionne Warwick’s ‘I Say a Little Prayer’, ‘Walk On By’, ‘Do You Know The Way to San Jose?’, The Carpenters’ ‘(They Long To Be) Close To You’, ‘What the World Needs Now’ by Jackie DeShannon and Cilla Black’s ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’. Burt Bacharach was married four times, most recently to Jane Hansen in 1993, and had four children; Christopher, Oliver, Raleigh, and Nikki Bacharach, who died in 2007.

Social Media Tributes

Herald Posted

The great Burt Bacharach passed away at the age of 94. His classic songs included Walk On By, This Guy’s in Love With You and I Say a Little Prayer.

classic FM Posted

Burt Bacharach, composer, pianist, and master of a beautiful melody had died aged 94.

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