Remembering David Soul

'Starsky & Hutch' Star David Soul Passes Away at 80 with His Wife by His Side

David Soul, famous for his role in the beloved Starsky and Hutch TV series, has sadly passed away at the age of 80 after a long battle with health issues. He left us on January 4, 2024, in a London hospital, surrounded by his loved ones. With his demise, we bid farewell to another titan of TV from a bygone era.

Soul’s wife, Helen Snell, shared that he fought courageously until the end, surrounded by his family. She fondly remembered him as an actor, singer, storyteller, creative artist, and a dear friend who touched the lives of many. His infectious smile, laughter, and zest for life will forever be remembered by those who knew him.

Soul skyrocketed to fame alongside Paul Michael Glaser in the iconic Starsky and Hutch series, which aired from 1975 to 1979. The dynamic duo captured the hearts of viewers around the world with their thrilling crime-fighting adventures.

In his later years, Soul resided in London with his wife, Helen, and their six children. Reports indicate that his health had been declining over the past decade as he battled various illnesses, including a chronic lung condition resulting from a lifetime of smoking.

During a 2019 interview with the Sunday Times, Soul acknowledged his wife’s crucial role in his recovery from numerous health setbacks. He described himself as a fighter and expressed gratitude for Helen’s unwavering support throughout his journey. Without her, he believed he wouldn’t have made it.

Following his success in Starsky and Hutch, Soul appeared in several TV shows, including some based in the UK after he moved there. Despite being offered lucrative opportunities in reality television, he declined them, stating that he didn’t see the value in becoming a celebrity for the sake of it. He believed that true happiness lay in his family and used his platform to advocate for animal rights, supporting organizations fighting against cruelty.

Let us remember David Soul, a talented individual who brought joy to countless people through his work. If you have been a fan of any of his performances, share your thoughts and memories in the comments below. Rest in peace, David Soul.