Actor, 'Airwolf' star Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 74

Actor, 'Airwolf' star Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 74

Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for playing the lead role in the 1980s CBS series "Airwolf", died on February 10 after suffering cardiac arrest, according to a death certificate obtained by several outlets.

In a report published by The Hollywood Reporter, Vincent, who battled with drug and alcohol abuse, died at Mission Hospital's Memorial Campus in Asheville, North Carolina. We're told no autopsy was performed and he was later cremated.

The former heartthrob's final role was in 2002's "White Boy". He appeared in TV and movies throughout the 60s, 70s, including roles in series like Lassie and Dragnet.

Vincent's career waned after his Airwolf heyday and he quit acting in 2009.

Best known as the star of the hit 1980s series "Airwolf", Vincent's other notable roles include one he played opposite Burt Reynolds in 1978's "Hopper", and opposite Kim Basinger in "Hard Country" in 1981.

At the time Airwolf aired from 1984 to '87, he was reportedly the highest-paid actor in television earning $200k per episode.

In 2012, Vincent cheated death in 2012 after suffering from an infection that required his right leg to be amputated.

In 1996, Vincent broke his neck in a vehicle accident and permanently damaged his vocal cords, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Vincent lived with his third wife Patricia Ann who he married in 1999.

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