Tributes to ‘Starsky & Hutch’ star David Soul have begun pouring in after the singer and actor’s passing.
According to the ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’ hitmaker’s wife, Helen Snell, the Star Trek and Flipper star passed on surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 80.
“David Soul – beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother – died yesterday after a valiant battle for life in the loving company of family,” she announced.
“He shared many extraordinary gifts in the world as actor, singer, storyteller, creative artist and dear friend.
“His smile, laughter and passion for life will be remembered by the many whose lives he has touched.”
Since the news took the world of entertainment by surprise, tributes to the iconic 1960s and 1970s entertainer began pouring in.
Leading celebrity tributes, Ben Stiller, who appeared in the 2004 Starsky & Hutch film remake, credited the late actor with “defining 70s cool.”
Meanwhile, Star Trek actor William Shatner sent his condolences to David’s family as he remembered one of his early roles in the original Star Trek series.
Paying their respects to the actor and singer were also the likes of singer Nikki Lund, supermodel and actress Carol Alt, actor Colin McFarlane, and many more.
“He was such a bright light and an inspiration for so many singers. And he was the meaning of masculine charm in the 1970s that still has an impact today. I am really sad he is no longer with us,” Lund wrote.
“I grew up with the handsome David Soul starring in Starsky & Hutch. That show was a weekly staple thanks to David, who had real star power and a strong presence. I loved his character. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing,” Alt added.
McFarlane expressed: “What’s going on today? A few days ago I watched @DavidRSoul’s new year’s message from last year & now I hear he has died. Spent a lot of time with him many years ago re a theatre project. He had his demons but he was always very warm with me. Rest well.”
Our thoughts remain with David’s loved ones during this challenging time.