David Soul, blonde protagonist of the legendary series 'Starsky and Hutch', dies

David Soul He has died at 80 years of age. The actor became very popular in the late 70s for playing the role of Ken Hutchinson, Hutch, the blonde police officer from the popular series. Starsky y Hutchin which he shared the spotlight with Paul Michael Glaser.

It was his wife, Hellen Snell, who announced his death through a heartfelt statement: “David Soul, husband, father, grandfather and much-loved brother, passed away yesterday after a brave battle to continue living, surrounded by the love of his family”.

Snell has remembered the performer, whose real name was David Richard Solberg, as a man who “shared many extraordinary gifts with the world as an actor, singer, storyteller, creative artist and dear friend.” “His smile, laughter and passion for life will be remembered for all the lives he touched”, read the last lines of the text.

Born on August 28, 1943, in Chicago (USA), he obtained British nationality in 2004. His career in film and television began in 1967 thanks to his interventions in the television space. The Merv Griffin Show. From the 70s he participated in fictions such as Star Trek: The original series, The Streets of San Francisco o My beautiful genius.

However, his most memorable role came from the series Starsky & Hutchin which he worked for four years, between 1975 and 1979. In it he played detective Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson.

On the big screen he appeared in Dirty Harry, The Enforcer, Magnum Force, where he shared the scene with Clint Eastwood, and The Mystery of Salem's Lot, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

The artist also moved in the field of music, achieving a number one hit in the US and UK with the song Don’t Give Up On Us Baby in 1976. A year later, he had other hits with the songs Going In With My Eyes Open y Silver Lad. Her singing career ended 12 months later with the release of It Sure Brings Out The Love In Your Eyes.