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‘Airwolf’ Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dead at 74

08 March 2019

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, who starred on the big screen in the 1970s and in the hit TV series "Airwolf" in the 1980s died February 10 of cardiac arrest.

Before Vincent's rise to stardom, he appeared in 1978's "Hooper" alongside Burt Reynolds, followed by "Hard Country" opposite Kim Basinger in 1981.

The outlet noted that they were advised that no autopsy was performed, and Vincent was cremated.

He was nominated for a Golden Globe for 1971 film Going Home and again in 1984 for miniseries The Winds of War.

He was also known for movie roles in the 1970s including The Mechanic.

The former heartthrob's final role was in 2002's "White Boy".

However, it was Airwolf that truly made Vincent a star.

During his three-season stint on "Airwolf", Vincent became one of the highest-paid actors in American television, earning a reported $200,000 per episode.

Vincent, who had documented problems with alcoholism and drug abuse, suffered a broken neck in a high-profile 2006 vehicle crash while chasing a girlfriend he was fighting with.

In 2012, Vincent cheated death in 2012 after suffering from an infection that required his right leg to be amputated.

Vincent lived with his third wife Patricia Ann who he married in 1999.

‘Airwolf’ Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dead at 74