“Airwolf” leading man Jan-Michael Vincent has died. The 74-year-old actor passed away on February 10th after suffering cardiac arrest, but the news has only now come to light.
The Denver-born baby-faced blonde heartthrob had a film career that took off in the 1970s with roles in “Going Home,” “The Mechanic,” “Big Wednesday,” “Hard Country,” “Vigilante Force,” “The Bandits,” “The Undefeated,” “Hooper,” “Bite the Bullet” and “Damnation Alley” and scored two Golden Globe nominations.
In 1984 he was cast as the daring pilot Stringfellow ‘String’ Hawke on three seasons of “Airwolf” and became one of the highest-paid actors in American television.
He also had a long string of arrests and charges relating to domestic violence, drug possession, and alcohol abuse. In 2012 a leg infection required him to have the lower half of his right leg amputated.
Source: BBC News