RadioOnFire.com – Actor Jan-Michael Vincent has reportedly passed away at the age of 74 after suffering cardiac arrest last month, culminating a successful career in television and film.
Vincent was a star in the 1980s for the role he performed on the hit series Airwolf, where he played helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke during the show’s four-season run. At the time Airwolf aired from 1984 to ’87, he was reportedly the highest-paid actor in television earning $200k per episode.
Prior to that, he also stared in the W.W.II miniseries Winds of War, as well as playing the protagonist in the 1978 coming-of-age film Big Wednesday. Unfortunately, however, Vincent’s career was derailed after battling alcoholism and intravenous drug use for much of his life, leading to numerous arrests and multiple vehicle collisions that almost cost him his life.
Nonetheless, today will likely be a celebration of all that he accomplished in his career, while it’s otherwise been reported that no autopsy was performed and he requested to be cremated. Source: TMZ