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05th Jan 2024

Starsky & Hutch star David Soul dies aged 80

Charlie Herbert

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

Actor and singer David Soul, best known for his role in the iconic TV series Starsky & Hutch, has died at the age of 80.

His wife Helen Snell confirmed the news in a statement, which read:

“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.”

Soul was renowned for playing Detective Kenneth ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson in the action series Starsky & Hutch from 1975 to 1979.

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Starsky & Hutch star David Soul dies aged 80

Some of his other roles included Joshua Bolt on the comedy Western series Here Comes the Brides, Ben Mears in the Stephen King adaptation Salem’s Lot and Officer John David in the Dirty Harry sequel Magnum Force.

The American-British performer also had two number one singles in the UK – ‘Don’t Give Up on Us’ and ‘Silver Lady’.

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