Starsky & Hutch actor David Soul passes away at 80
David Soul, famed for his iconic role as Detective Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson in the classic TV series Starsky & Hutch, has died at the age of 80.
The news was confirmed by his wife, Helen Snell, who revealed that the renowned actor and singer passed away on Thursday after bravely battling for his life in the presence of family.
Helen Snell expressed heartfelt sentiments, describing Soul as a multi-talented individual who shared extraordinary gifts as an actor, singer, storyteller, creative artist, and dear friend. She reminisced about his infectious smile, laughter, and passion for life that will be cherished by those whose lives he touched.
The actor, born David Solberg in Chicago in 1943, rose to fame as a folk singer before transitioning to acting. His notable career includes starring alongside Paul Michael Glaser in Starsky & Hutch from 1975 to 1979, with a reprisal in the 2004 remake.
Soul’s impact extended beyond television, with roles in Magnum Force, Salem’s Lot, and British TV programs like Holby City and Lewis. He was also recognized for his advocacy against domestic violence, drawing from personal experiences.
Remembered for his chart-topping singles like “Silver Lady” and “Don’t Give Up On Us,” David Soul’s legacy spans both the music and entertainment realms. His contribution to defining 70s cool and leaving an indelible mark on popular culture will be cherished by fans worldwide.