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Farewell to a TV icon: Starsky & Hutch star David Soul passes away at 80

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Beloved actor and musician remembered for his role as Detective Hutchinson

David Soul, renowned for his role as Detective Kenneth ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson in the iconic US action series Starsky & Hutch, has passed away at the age of 80. The actor’s wife, Helen Snell, confirmed his demise, stating that Soul departed after a courageous battle for life, surrounded by his loving family.

In a heartfelt statement, Snell expressed, “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 an 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.”

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Fans and admirers of the Starsky & Hutch star flooded social media platforms to pay tribute. On X (formerly Twitter), users shared fond memories of the actor, reminiscing about his performances in the popular 70s cop series and other notable works.

One user recalled, “Remember this image on so many posters when I was a kid. A talented actor & singer & one of the coolest people alive in the 1970s. Rest in peace, David Soul.”

Others expressed their appreciation for Soul’s talents beyond acting, with one adding, “I’ll be revisiting Tobe Hooper’s SALEM’S LOT tonight. David Soul made a tremendous leading man in that adaptation. RIP.”

David Soul, not only known for his acting prowess but also for his musical contributions, released hits like ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’ and ‘Silver Lady.’ As fans mourn the loss of an entertainment legend, his legacy lives on through his impactful performances and contributions to both television and music.

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