TV's Airwolf Jan-Michael Vincent (74) dies

TV's Airwolf Jan-Michael Vincent (74) dies

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.

TMZ said no autopsy was performed on Vincent, who was cremated. The show, which aired on CBS from 1984 through 1986, starred Vincent as a military helicopter pilot named Stringfellow Hawke. His first film was the Robert Conrad movie The Bandits.

Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent is dead at the age of 74.

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

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Vincent battled with alcohol and substance abuse, having been arrested for possession of cocaine and bar brawls various times.

Vincent was a series regular on "The Survivors", a 1969 show starring Lana Turner.

Notably, Vincent previously endured a bad infection that caused him to have to have his right leg amputated in 2012. His most recent role was in the 2002 drama "White Boy".

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

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