Published: Sat, March 09, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent Dead At 73

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent Dead At 73

A death certificate obtained by TMZ noted Vincent died of cardiac arrest while a patient at an Asheville hospital.

He found fame playing helicopter pilot, Stringfellow Hawke, on the TV series Airwolf.

He was reportedly paid $200,000 for each episode.

According to the report, no autopsy was ever preformed and he was cremated.

In real life, Vincent was serving in the California Army National Guard back in the 1960s, when a talent scout spotted him, based on his looks. He struggled with drug and alcohol problems that contributed to a career downfall after "Airwolf".

More recently he starred in the 2002 movie White Boy.

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Vincent and "Airwolf" co-star Jean Bruce Scott.

The Denver-born actor also appeared with Charles Bronson in The Mechanic, with Burt Reynolds in Hooper and in seminal surfing film Big Wednesday.

In 2014, he revealed that his right leg was amputated just below the knee in 2012 after he contracted a leg infection as a result of peripheral artery disease.

Vincent's career started in the late '60s, when he appeared on such TV series as Lassie and Bonanza.

We wish his family and friends condolences in their time of grief.

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