American composer, songwriter, record producer, and pianist who composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s has died at 94.
The talented musician, known for hits including Walk on By, and Do You Know the Way to San Jose passed away on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles.
He is survived by his fourth wife Jane Hansen, as well as his children Oliver, Raleigh and Cristopher, Brausam said.
Who is Burt Bacharach wife, Jane Hansen?
Jane Hansen is the fourth and current wife of the late Burt Bacharach.
She is an athlete and former ski instructor, who is 32 years younger than the late composer.
Jane Hansen and Burt tied the knot in 1993.
Together they welcomed two children, son Oliver and daughter Raleigh.
Burt Bacharach was married four times in total.
Bacharach’s first marriage was to actress Paula Stewart and lasted from 1953 to 1958. He then married another actress, Angie Dickinson, in 1965. Together they had a daughter, Nikki Bacharach.
Nikki committed suicide in 2007, aged 40, after battling with Asperger’s Syndrome from a young age.
“I hated the way she did it… alone,” Bacharach told The Telegraph in 2013. ‘I thought, Jesus, that’s a lot of courage, you know. But she always did like to test the limits.”
The songwriter’s third marriage was to lyricist Carole Bayer Sager which lasted from 1982 to 1991. Together they adopted a son.
Carole wrote the lyrics for his 1981 song Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do), which was a No 1 hit and Oscar winner.
Bacharach married his current wife, athlete Jane Hansen, who is 32 years his junior, in 1993.
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