Iconic ‘Starsky and Hutch’ Actor, David Soul, Passes Away at the Age of 80


Actor and singer David Soul passed away at the age of 80. Spirit is a loving husband known for his passion in the 1970s and played the blonde in the “Starsky & Hutch” fight. His wife, Helen Snell, announced Friday that his father, grandfather, and brother were fighting for their lives as family members consoled them.

Snell’s speech highlights Soul’s many contributions to the world as an actor, singer, storyteller, creative artist, and friend. He added that his beautiful smile, laughter, and passion for life will be remembered fondly by the many people he touched.

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Soul Chicago-born David Solberg began his acting career in the avant-garde firehouse theater in Minnesota in the 1960s. Although he was playing on stage and preparing for his 20th year, he reached the peak of his fame in 1970.

The Soul star starred as Detective Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson and Paul Michael in the iconic TV series “Starsky & Hutch”. Glaser stars as Detective David Starsky. The show ran on ABC from 1975 to 1979 and was so popular that it sponsored a line of children’s toys.

In addition to his acting success, Soul found acclaim as a singer. His chart-topping ballad “Don’t Give Up on Us” in 1976 paved the way for subsequent hits like “Going in With My Eyes Open” and “Silver Lady.”

Soul’s early national recognition in the 1960s included appearances on “The Merv Griffin Show” as “The Covered Man,” a singer concealed in a stocking cap who passionately belted out lyrics. His diverse TV credits ranged from “Star Trek” and “All in the Family” to the miniseries “Salem’s Lot” and a brief stint in the film classic “Casablanca.”

His filmography encompassed notable movies such as “Magnum Force” and “The Hanoi Hilton,” along with a cameo in the 2004 big-screen remake of “Starsky & Hutch.”

By the 1990s, Soul had relocated to Britain, where he pursued various stage roles. In 2001, he successfully won a libel case against a journalist who criticized “The Dead Monkey,” a play in which Soul starred, without having seen it. He also took on the role of the titular talk-show host in “Jerry Springer – The Opera” in London’s West End.