Alan O'Day -

May 20, 2013 3:26 AM

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Alan O'Day -

Alan O'Day, 72, who wrote popular songs for other artists, including Helen Reddy and the Righteous Brothers, but scored his own No. 1 single with "Undercover Angel" in 1977, died Friday at his home in Westwood. The cause was cancer, according to his manager, Ken Kaufman.

"Undercover Angel," with a bouncy, infectious melody, was also used for film and television soundtracks, including "Super 8" in 2011 and "Charlie's Angels" in 2000.

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