Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, Known for 'Airwolf,' Dies at 73

Jan-Michael Vincent passed away on February 10 after suffering cardiac arrest

Jan-Michael Vincent passed away on February 10 after suffering cardiac arrest

Veteran actor Jan-Michael Vincent has died at the age of 74.

His last role was in the 2002 drama White Boy.

Vincent died of a cardiac arrest, the death certificate reads.

Vincent took on his most famous role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke in the action series Airwolf in 1984. One of his first starring roles was in Disney's 1973 movie, "The World's Greatest Athlete".

Vincent battled drug and alcohol issues throughout his career, and after the show ended, he mostly appeared in low-budget, straight-to-video movies.

After a stint in the California Army National Guard, Vincent made his acting debut in 1967. He would appear in films throughout the '70s, ending the decade with highlights like surfing film Big Wednesday and the Burt Reynolds stuntman movie Hooper.

In 2000 he was ordered to pay over $350,000 as part of a default judgment against him after he physically assaulted a former girlfriend, which caused her to miscarry their child, Variety reported.

It was revealed during a 2014 interview that his right leg was amputated just below the knee, following an infection.

The document states he was an inpatient at a hospital in North Carolina and is survived by his third wife, Patricia Ann Christ.

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