The 80-year-old singer David Soul, who starred in the television series Starsky & Hutch, has away.

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On Friday, January 5, Soul's spouse Helen Snell issued a statement confirming the news.

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Surrounded by his beloved family, he had fought a "valiant battle for life" before passing away.

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"David Soul, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away yesterday, January 4," the statement stated.

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In addition to being a talented actor, singer, storyteller, and close friend, he also left the world with many amazing gifts.

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"The many whose lives he has touched will remember his smile, laughter, and passion for life."

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The beloved crime drama's beloved character, Detective Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson, played by the American-born TV star from 1975 to 1979, is what made him most famous.

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Soul, who portrayed Detective Dave Starsky in the 1970s US TV series opposite Paul Michael Glaser

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Soul was born on August 28, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. His father was a Lutheran priest, while his mother was a teacher.

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After joining the Firehouse Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a founding member, he started his performing career on stage in the 1960s.

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