Jan-Michael Vincent, Airwolf star that became famous in the 1980s, has died.TMZ reports Vincent passed away last month after a heart attack:
Jan-Michael actually died back on February 10 after suffering cardiac arrest while a patient at a North Carolina hospital. According to the death certificate. We’re told no autopsy was performed and he was later cremated.
Vincent as Stringfellow Hawke (pilot of a highly advanced helicopter in the show) in Airwolf become popular on CBS in the mid-1980s. Before Airwolf, he had a long carrier and appeared in “The Mechanic,” “White line Fever” and other movies.
Vincent experienced a severe downfall in his carrier when he struggled with Alcohol and drugs. TMZ points out that Airwolf lasted on CBS for “only a couple seasons largely in part to the star’s cocaine abuse.” Despite his personal struggles, Vincent will be remembered as one of the signature television stars of the 1980s.