Q1980s Heartthrob and star of “Airwolf” Jan-Michael Vincent has passed away after going into cardiac arrest.
Apparently, he’s official date of death was February 10th, but they’re only just releasing the information now. The death certificate shed that he went into cardiac arrest when he was an inpatient in a hospital in North Carolina. They cremated him, and there was no autopsy.
He was known best for his role as Stringfellow Hawke in Airwolf. Airwolf was what really put him on the map, the show ran from 1984 to 1986. At the time, he was the highest paid actor in the business. Over the years, he had many problems with drugs and alcohol, and that eventually ended up getting his series cancelled in 1986. He almost died back in 2012 and had to have his right leg amputated due to an infection.
Vincent was also known for quite a few other roles such as his 1978 surf movie Big Wednesday, starring opposite Burt Reynolds in his movie Hooper back in 1978, as well as appearing with Kim Basinger in Defiance back in 1981.