THE Today Show host Al Roker has shared a tribute to Burt Bacharach, who passed away recently.
He left fans in tears after sharing the new video.
YouTube/Maria ShriverAl Roker shared a touching tribute to Burt Bacharach, who passed away earlier this week[/caption]
Instagram/alrokerThe meteorologist acknowledged the composer’s work a he took him to decompress on Saturday[/caption]
The meteorologist posted a video of his fireplace burning.
On the video, the Today host put a sticker that said it was 28 degrees outside and then zoomed in on the fire.
“We lost a musical genius. The great Burt Bacharach,” he captioned the post.
Over the video, Al played the song, I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin.
Fans took to the comments of Al’s Instagram post to express their sadness.
Many people simply commented crying emojis while others said “we sure did” lose a legend.
“Yes we did. One of the greats that made others great too!” one follower wrote.
“Yes, he was the music of my time!” said another.
A third add: “So sad, soundtrack of my childhood.”
“His wonderful music lives on,” commented a Burt fan.
Burt died at the age of 94.
The Oscar winner was celebrated as one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century, known for a string of blockbuster hits including Walk On By and Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.
He died of natural causes at his home, his publicist Tina Brausam said on February 9.
In a stellar career spanning from the 1950s into the 21st century, Bacharach wrote era-defining music that was heard all around the world.
He and his songwriting partner Hal David worked with music greats such as Dionne Warwick – who he called his favourite – Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and Elvis Costello.
Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Frank Sinatra were among the countless artists who covered his songs.
More recent performers who sang or sampled his songs include Dr Dre, The White Stripes, Twista and Ashanti.
He was an eight-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and a prize-winning Broadway composer for Promises, Promises.
Burt was known for romantic and melancholic ballads crossing the border between jazz and pop, and regularly topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
A pianist passionate about jazz, he was born on May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri, and studied the art of composition in several American universities.
Al has shared a lot of tributes lately and earlier this month, he shared one that was close to home.
He had an emotional farewell with his church rector this past weekend.
The Today Show weatherman was captured hugging Eva Suarez after her service at St. James Church in New York.
Al’s wife Deborah Roberts, 62, shared a photo of Eva singing in church last Sunday.
She captioned it: “Going to miss your light.”
Deborah then posted a snap of Al and Eva smiling as they leaned in for a hug.
Deborah, Al, and their son Nick, 20, all posed with Eva in another image, which Deborah captioned: “Wishing you joy!”
It’s unclear if Eva is leaving the church.
GettyBurt passed away at the age of 94[/caption]
Instagram/alrokerEarlier this month, Al shared a tribute to a close friend of his, who appeared to be leaving their position[/caption]
ABCThe Today host recently returned to work after recovering from blood clots[/caption]