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David Soul

David Soul, who starred as Detective Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson in the TV series “Starsky & Hutch,” died Thursday, his wife announced on his website. He was 80.


“David Soul — beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother — died yesterday after a valiant battle for life in the loving company of family,” she wrote. “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.”


In addition to “Starsky & Hutch,” Soul starred in the Western series “Here Comes the Brides” and movies like “Magnum Force,” “Salem’s Lot” and more. He was also a singer and released several albums in the ’70s and ’80s, including the No. 1 single “Don’t Give Up on Us.”


David Soul was my teen idol a few years ago and seem to recall having a few of his images on my bedroom wall.



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