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Starsky and Hutch's captain dies

Starsky and Hutch
Starsky and Hutch ran for four series in the 1970s

Actor Bernie Hamilton, best known as the police captain on 1970s television drama Starsky and Hutch, has died at the age of 80.

He suffered heart failure in a hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, his son Raoul told the Associated Press.

Hamilton also appeared in more than 20 films, such as Walk the Walk, The Young One and The Devil at Four O'Clock.

More recently he produced a number of gospel and R&B albums on the US record label Chocolate Snowman.

There were four series of Starsky and Hutch, which ran on US television from 1975 to 1979.

It starred Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul, with Hamilton making regular appearances as Cpt Harold Dobey.

It was remade as a film starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in 2004.

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