“Airwolf” Actor Jan-Michael Vincent Dead at 74

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Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, who starred in the ’80s series Airwolf,  has died at the age of 74.

The actor died of cardiac arrest in North Carolina. TMZ reports that Jan-Michael passed away back on Feb. 10, after seeing his death certificate. No autopsy was performed and he was cremated.

Jan-Michael, best known for his role as attack helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the television series Airwolf (1984–86), began his career in 1967. He starred in many B-list movies in the ’90s, including Beyond the Call of Duty, Abducted II: The Reunion and The Final Heist. His most recent movie role was in the the independent film White Boy in 2002.

The 74-year-old has a daughter, Amber, from his first marriage. He battled alcoholism and intravenous drug use for much of his life, causing many near death car accidents, where he broke three vertebrae in his neck. Later in life, the actor had his right leg was amputated in 2012 after fighting a leg infection as a result of complications from peripheral artery disease.

Our condolences to Jan-Michael’s family and friends.