David Soul is on his last legs and hates seeing images of himself as a healthy star in the 1970s, when he was a huge hit playing Detective Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson on ABC’s Starsky & Hutch, RadarOnline.coms can exclusively reveal. Click through the gallery to find out more about the aging star.
Soul now needs a cane to hobble around, Radar can reveal. Wearing flip flops, he recently relied on one to shuffle into London’s Comic Con, where he has been reduced to pimping himself out to fans.
Soul, 75, was helped into a chair by a team of assistants so he could sign pictures of himself for $25 a pop at the event in the English capital.
When asked which was his favorite picture of himself on display at the event, Soul grumbled to a fan: “I don’t like any of them.”
The senior star – who looked downcast and miserable while signing pictures – also complained about his deteriorating medical condition. “I’m walking a bit better now, but not much,” he told one fan.
In recent years, Soul, who lives in north London with his fifth wife and became a British citizen in 2004, has appeared increasingly frail.
The Starsky & Hutch star appeared at the event with a list of other has-beens, including Michael Pennington, most famous for playing Star Wars’ Death Star commander Moff Jerjerrod in 1983’s Return Of The Jedi.
“It’s so sad to see Starsky and Hutch trundling along at these events, basically with their begging bowls out,” a source at the event told Radar. “It’s little wonder in his current state David hates looking back on images of himself at the peak of fitness.”
Soul’s rates for photos are in contrast to those charged by millionaire actors who attend London’s Comic Con events. David Duchovny – worth an estimated $61million – charged almost $300 a pop for a “diamond package” meet-and-greet session at a London Comic Con in July.
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