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Burt Bacharach, left, and Hal David with singer Dionne Warwick at a musical tribute to Hal on his 90th birthday in LA (AP)

Burt Bacharach, left, and Hal David with singer Dionne Warwick at a musical tribute to Hal on his 90th birthday in LA (AP)

Burt Bacharach, left, and Hal David with singer Dionne Warwick at a musical tribute to Hal on his 90th birthday in LA (AP)

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 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".

Hal partnered composer Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless hits sung by Dionne, including Walk On By and Do You Know The Way To San Jose.

Bacharach said in a statement that David's lyrics of A House Is Not A Home or Alfie were "as good as you can get".

PA Media