Dionne Warwick has paid tribute to lyricist Hal David, comparing his death to the loss of a relative.
The pop diva issued a statement after Hal died on Saturday in Los Angeles at 91.
Dionne (pictured centre) said she felt "as if I have lost another family member, but knowing I will always have him with me each time I sing the lyrics ... will continue to bring me a sense of him being with me always".
David partnered composer Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless hits sung by Warwick, including What The World Needs Now Is Love and I Say A Little Prayer.
Burt (left) said in a statement that David's lyrics of A House Is Not A Home or Alfie were "as good as you can get".
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