Sioux Falls' 'Starsky and Hutch' star David Soul died

Soul, who played "Hutch" in Sioux Falls, attended Augustana and performed in North Dakota before becoming a famous singer and actor.

On ABC's Cop from 1975 to 1979, David Soul played Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson to Paul Michael Glaser's David Starsky. Soul died Thursday, Jan. 4 in London. 

He was from South Dakota and appeared in the inaugural Medora Musical. Public domain ABC-TV publicity photo, 1975 

David Soul was the subject of Forum columnist Curt Eriksmoen's two-part story in November 2018. These stories and Soul's death news are in this story.

At 80, David Soul, who played Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchison on ABC's “Starsky and Hutch” from 1975 to 1979, died. North Dakotans first saw him as a handsome blonde blue-eyed cowboy singer in the Medora Musical.

"David Soul, beloved husband, father, grandpa, and brother, died yesterday after a brave battle for life in family comfort. He was a gifted actor, singer, storyteller, creative artist, and friend. 

People he touched will remember his smile, humor, and zest for life." Soul played in North Dakota, studied in Minnesota, and grew up in South Dakota.

A pastor's son, David Soul was born in Chicago on August 28, 1943, to June (Nelson) and Richard Solberg. In 1945, Richard, a famous Lutheran scholar, teacher, 

and pastor, moved his family to Sioux Falls to teach history and political science at Augustana College. Richard worked as the religious affairs adviser for the U.S. Military Government

and U.S. High Commission in Germany after World War II, and the Solberg family often visited him in the summers.

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