David Soul, who is an actor best known for the television show Starsky & Hutch, has passed away at the age of 80.
David Soul, a versatile American actor and singer, rose to fame through his role as Detective Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson in the iconic TV series Starsky & Hutch during the 1970s. His portrayal of the calm and collected detective garnered widespread acclaim and made him a household name.
Starsky & Hutch ran from 1975 to 1979 on ABC.
Soul starred alongside Michael Glaser, who played Detective Dave Starsky, in the buddy cop series.
Before his breakthrough in television, Soul began his career as a musician, gaining attention for his musical talents. His transition to acting led to notable roles in both television and film, showcasing his range and depth as an actor. Apart from Starsky & Hutch, Soul’s career encompasses a variety of roles in theater, film, and television. He showcased his acting prowess in diverse projects, displaying his ability to portray complex characters across genres. Prior to Starsky & Hutch, he starred in the series Here Come the Brides from 1968-1970.
Soul’s career is not limited to acting; he’s also an accomplished singer.
His hit 1976 single “Don’t Give Up on Us” topped charts in the US, the UK, and Canada in the 1970s, showcasing his musical abilities and adding another dimension to his artistic repertoire. A year later, his song “Silver Lady” hit number one in the UK.
Over the years, David Soul’s contributions to entertainment, both as an actor and musician, have left a lasting impact. His work continues to be remembered and appreciated by audiences worldwide, cementing his place as a multifaceted talent in the realm of entertainment.
Sadly, on January 4, 2024, Soul passed away at a London hospital.
According to TMZ, he was “sounded by his family when he passed.”
In a statement to PEOPLE, Helen Snell, his wife of 13 years said, that he “died…after a valiant battle for life in the loving company of family.”
She continued, “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.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Snell, the rest of his family, and all who loved him.