Veteran actor David Soul, best known for his co-leading role as Detective Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson in the classic crime-solving procedural series “Starsky & Hutch,” has died at the age of 80.

Paul Michael Glaser co-starred as Sergeant David Michael Starsky in the “Starsky and Hutch” series which ran from 1975-1979 and came to partly define American television in the 1970s. The pair made appearances in the 2004 film adaptation with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.

Soul initially began his career as a folk singer and adopted a persona called “The Covered Man” which saw him masked up whilst performing.

He starred in a number of films including the “Dirty Harry” sequel “Magnum Force,” “Here Come The Brides,” “The Yellow Rose” and Tobe Hooper’s original mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot”.

He was also in series like “Star Trek” and “Perry Mason”. The actor and singer, who released four albums of soft rock ballads in the 1970s, was married five times and leaves behind six children.

His wife Helen Snell, whom he met in 2002 after working on the British stage production “Deathtrap,” confirmed his death saying he fought a valiant battle surrounded by family.

Source: BBC

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