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Jan-Michael Vincent, star of 'Airwolf,' dead at 73

08 March 2019

In addition to Airwolf, Vincent appeared in a number of other TV series, such as Police Story, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Nash Bridges.

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for his role in the hit 1980s show "Airwolf", has died at the age of 74, according to a report. 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.

Vincent, whose film credits include "Hooper" (opposite Burt Reynolds and Sally Field), "White Line Fever", and "The Mechanic" (opposite Charles Bronsons) passed away February 10 in Asheville, South Carolina, according to reports published Friday.

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

During his life, Vincent struggled with drugs and alcohol and spent time in rehab facilities.

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

In 2012, Vincent suffered from an infection as a result of complications from peripheral artery disease that required his right leg to be amputated. His last credited role was in 2002's White Boy.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and daughter Amber.

Jan-Michael Vincent, star of 'Airwolf,' dead at 73