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Actor and singer David Soul dies

In the television series “Starsky & Hutch” he played the police officer Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson. Now the actor and singer David Soul has died at the age of 80 in his adopted home of England.

The actor David Soul, known from the television series “Starsky & Hutch”, is dead. He died at the age of 80, reported the British news agency PA, citing his wife Helen Snell. In the 1970s, Soul played the police officer Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson, and Paul Michael Glaser appeared in the crime series as his colleague Dave Starsky.

Like the series “The Streets of San Francisco,” “Starsky & Hutch” primarily relied on quick jokes and fast-paced car chases. It came across as humorous and won a loyal audience in the USA as well as in West Germany at the end of the 1970s.

Based on the television series, a film of the same name was released in 2004 – Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson played the investigative duo. Soul and Glaser made guest appearances.

Also very successful as a singer

Over the course of his career, Soul also starred in the US series “Here Come the Brides”, in the film “Calahan” with Clint Eastwood and in the Stephen King adaptation “Burn Must Salem”. Soul also took on British citizenship.

In the mid-70s, Soul also began a successful career as a musician. His first two albums stayed in the English and US charts for months, and his first hit “Don’t Give Up on Us” reached number one in the charts in several countries.

Soul was born in Chicago in August 1943. His family paid tribute to him as a “beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother”, also mentioning his talent as a singer and storyteller. He died after a brave fight for survival in the presence of his family, the statement said.

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