Songwriter Hal David, actor Michael Clark Duncan die over holiday weekend

Songwriter Hal David

Prolific songwriter Hal David has died. David along with his writing partner, Burt Bacharach, collaborated on some of the most memorable and enduring songs of all time. “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head,” “Close to You,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” and the mega hit “That’s What Friends are For,” are just a few of the songs attributed to David’s brilliance.

David died September 1st from complications from a stroke he suffered according to a spokesman. He was 91.

Academy Award nominated actor, Michael Clark Duncan, has also died. Reports say that the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning from complications related to a heart attack he suffered July 13th. News of the actor’s death was reportedly released to a spokesperson by his fiancée, “Celebrity Apprentice” alum Omarrosa Manigault-Stallworth.

Actor Michael Clark Duncan and his fiancee Omarrosa Manigault-Stallworth

Duncan was most well-known for his award nominated performance in the film “The Green Mile.” He also appeared in other notable films such as “Sin City,” “The Whole Nine Yards,” “Armageddon,” and “The Scorpion King.”

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