‘Starsky And Hutch’ Star David Soul Dies At 80

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Actor David Soul, most famous for playing detective Hutch in the crime fighting duo “Starsky & Hutch,” died Thursday at the age of 80.

His death was confirmed in a statement issued by his wife, Helen Snell, Friday. “David Soul — beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother — died yesterday after a valiant battle for life in the loving company of family,” Snell wrote, according to The Washington Post. “His smile, laughter and passion for life will be remembered by the many whose lives he has touched.”

Snell paid tribute to her beloved husband by sharing a few kind words about his many talents, and the incredible contributions he made in the world of entertainment, according to the outlet.

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

Soul played detective Ken ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson alongside fellow actor Paul Michael Glaser, who played the role of David Starsky. The legendary television series aired on ABC from 1975 to 1979 and amassed a large, loyal fan base.

The talented actor is also remembered for the cameo he played in the 2005 big-screen adaptation, the remake of “Starsky & Hutch,” which starred Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.

Soul played the leading role in “Jerry Springer — the Opera.” He also made his mark on the music charts with his hit single, “Don’t Give Up on Us,” during the height of his fame. (RELATED: Remembering The Famous Faces We Lost In 2023)

Fans, friends and loved ones are sharing memories of the late actor on social media, and are sharing words of love and support while the family continues to grieve at this difficult time.