Songwriter George David Weiss dies aged 89

US songwriter George David Weiss, who helped write chart-topping tracks such as Can't Help Falling In Love and What a Wonderful World, has died aged 89. The musician died of natural causes at his home in Oldwick in New Jersey, his wife Claire said.

Weiss also co-wrote songs which were recorded by Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Elvis Presley. He collaborated on several Broadway musicals including Mr Wonderful and Maggie Flynn. A talent musician, he played piano, violin, saxophone and clarinet.

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