Starsky & Hutch Star, David Soul, Passes Away at 80

A giant in both the big and small screen, David Soul, much loved for his iconic role in “Starsky & Hutch,”has passed away aged 80. Known for his acting chops in numerous films and TV shows alongside a successful singing career, Soul breathed his last in the company of his loving family.

David Soul as Hutch in Starsky & Hutch

The Legacy of David Soul

David Soul, best known for his portrait of detective Kenneth Richard “Hutch” Hutchinson in the hit series “Starsky & Hutch,” has left a void in the heart of the entertainment industry. Sharing the screen with Paul Michael Glaser as David Michael Starsky, their chemistry and camaraderie throughout all four seasons of the series won fans worldwide. The actor’s wife, Helen Snell, released a touching statement, highlighting Soul’s dedication to his arts and the lasting impact his creativity has had on the people close to him and his global audience.

“David Soul – beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother – died yesterday after a valiant battle for life in the loving company of family.

He shared many extraordinary gifts in the world as actor, singer, storyteller, creative artist and dear friend.

His smile, laughter and passion for life will be remembered by the many whose lives he has touched.”

Career Highlights

Soul’s illustrious career took off in the late 60s, with a powerful performance on stage that drew national attention. From stage to the small screen, he made a mark in various roles on “Flipper,” “Star Trek,” “Here Come the Brides,” and “Streets of San Francisco.” He was notably chosen by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood for a key role in the “Dirty Harry” sequel, “Magnum Force.”

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Beyond “Starsky & Hutch,” his big-screen prowess extended to varied rosters like “Salem’s Lot”, “The Key to Rebecca”, “The Hanoi Hilton”, “Appointment with Death”, “Pentathlon”, and 2019’s “Filth”. His small-screen accolades extend to gems like “All in the Family”, “The Yellow Rose”, “Unsub”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “Little Britain”, “Poirot”, and more. His musical talents were also showcased, achieving one US hit and five UK hits, and a memorable performance as Jerry Springer in “Jerry Springer – The Opera” at the Cambridge Theatre in London.

Fans Pay Tribute

Soul’s passing has sparked an outpouring of love and grief among fans on social media, a testament to the unforgettable performances he has given over the years.

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