It is with deep sadness that Paul Michael Glaser, now 80 years old, pays tribute to his dear friend David Soul. The two actors, known for their iconic roles in the hit TV show Starsky & Hutch, formed a bond that went far beyond the screen. Glaser remembers Soul with love, considering him not only a friend but also a caring brother. The loss of such a remarkable person is truly difficult for Glaser to come to terms with.
Their friendship was filled with lighthearted banter, often trading playful insults during their phone conversations. Glaser holds these memories close to his heart and extends his condolences to David’s wife, Helen, whom he knows David deeply adored. He also sends sympathies to David’s children, recognizing the outpouring of support from the public who recognized the extraordinary bond the two actors shared.
Starsky & Hutch, which aired from 1975 to 1979, showcased the remarkable chemistry between Glaser and Soul as detectives solving crimes in California. The show left a lasting impact on both their careers and their lives.
In 2023, there were discussions about rebooting the series with female leads. David Soul, always the optimist, wondered why they couldn’t be a part of the reboot as older detectives, solving small crimes in an assisted living facility. Glaser, ever quick with humor, jokingly referred to himself as an “old fart” without the “old” part. This lighthearted exchange demonstrated their enduring friendship, even decades after the show ended.
David Soul’s passing was announced by his wife, Helen Snell, on Wednesday after a courageous battle. Helen beautifully describes David as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. She highlights his outstanding talents as an actor, singer, and storyteller, as well as his infectious smile, laughter, and zest for life. These qualities will forever be cherished by those fortunate enough to have had David Soul touch their lives.