• TV Icon David Soul passes away
  • He starred 'Starsky & Hutch'
  • He died aged 80

The entertainment world is in mourning as the news breaks: David Soul, the heartthrob detective from the hit 70s series 'Starsky & Hutch' and the voice behind the chart-topping ballad 'Don't Give Up On Us,' has died at the age of 80.

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A star's final bow 

Helen Snell, Soul's devoted wife, shared the sorrowful news that the British-American legend had bid farewell to the world after a "valiant battle for life." Surrounded by his loving family, Soul's parting has left fans and loved ones with heavy hearts. "His smile, laughter, and passion for life will be remembered," Helen reminisced.

Soul, known for his role as the suave "Detective Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson," wasn't just a fixture on screen; he was also a family man with a rich personal life. Married five times, he leaves behind a legacy of love, including five sons and a daughter.

An enduring love for Britain 

The actor's love affair with Britain was no secret. After spending time there for work, Soul became a dedicated Arsenal fan and even gained British citizenship in 2004. He met his soulmate, Helen Snell, a PR executive, during a stage production of 'Deathtrap,' and the two tied the knot in 2010.

David Soul

Soul's career was as varied as it was successful. From his cameo in the 2004 'Starsky & Hutch' film remake to his pop career with hits like 'Silver Lady,' he showed the world his multifaceted talents. His roles in 'The Enforcer' and 'Salem's Lot' are etched in cinematic history.

A farewell to a legend 

As we say goodbye to a man who captured hearts on screen and through song, we celebrate the life of David Soul. His journey from the streets of Bay City, California, to the historic lands of Britain is a testament to his enduring charm and talent.

David Soul, you will be missed, but your legacy will live on in the hearts of fans and the annals of entertainment history.