‘Starsky & Hutch’ Star David Soul dies aged at 80

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   January 6, 2024   Update on : January 6, 2024

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Actor and Singer David Soul, who starred as Sergeant Kenneth Richard “Hutch” Hutchinson in the TV series “Starsky & Hutch,” has died. He was 80.

His wife Helen Snell said in a statement that Soul breathed his last on Thursday after a valiant battle for life in the loving company of family.

She said, “He [Soul ] shared many extraordinary gifts in the world as actor, storyteller, singer, creative artist, and dear friend.”

Many, whose lives he has touched, will remember his smile, laughter, and passion for life, said Snell.

The US-born actor, who was best known for his role as Detective Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson in Starsky & Hutch, also starred opposite Paul Michael Glaser in the series that ran from 1975 to 1979.

Stiller paid tribute to Soul by reposting a clip from TV series on X (formerly Twitter), writing the message: “Defining 70’s cool. Rest in peace x.”

He was also known for his roles in Here Come The Brides, Magnum Force, The Yellow Rose, and Salem’s Lot.

Horror novel writer Stephen King said he was “sorry to hear” of Soul’s death.

Soul also appeared in several British television programmes, including Holby City, Little Britain and Lewis, and obtained British citizenship in 2004.

Born in Chicago on 28 August 1943, he spent his childhood between South Dakota and Berlin.

His father Dr Richard Solberg moved them to Berlin where he was a religious affairs adviser to the US High Commission.

Soul started his professional career as a folk singer before he found fame as an actor, warming up audiences for stars like Frank Zappa and the Lovin’ Spoonful.

The actor was married five times, including to actresses Sherman, Mirriam Solberg, Karen Carlson, and Julia Nickson. He had six children.

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