Jan-Michael Vincent, of ‘Airwolf’ Fame, Dies at 74: Report

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
March 8, 2019 Updated: March 8, 2019

Former “Airwolf” star Jan-Michael Vincent has died, according to reports on March 8.

Vincent apparently died on Feb. 10 at the age of 74 after suffering cardiac arrest in North Carolina, TMZ reported.

News of his passing was only released on March 8.

TV & movie heartthrob Jan-Michael Vincent has died.

Posted by TMZ on Friday, 8 March 2019

TMZ reported that it obtained his death certificate, adding that no autopsy was performed, and the actor was later cremated.

His most recent TV or film appearance was in the 2002 movie, “White Boy.”

When he appeared in the CBS series “Airwolf,” he was at one point, the highest-paid actor on television and made $200,000 per episode.

RIP. Apparently he does last month.

Posted by 80sTees.com, Inc. on Friday, 8 March 2019

In the series, he played helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke. It only lasted a few seasons, apparently due to Vincent’s drug issues.

Other roles include “Hard Country,” in which he co-starred with Kim Basinger, in 1981 along with the film “Hopper” in 1978.

The Colorado-born actor also appeared with Charles Bronson in “The Mechanic.”

He received a Golden Globe nomination for the film “Going Home” in 1971, and he got another nomination for the miniseries “The Winds of War” in 1984.

He’s survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Christ, according to the BBC.

Celebrities Lost So Far in 2019

Luke Perry

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UNDATED FILE PHOTO: Luke Perry. (photo by Newsmakers)

Peter Tork

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Peter Tork of the Monkees passed away at 77 in February 2019 (Getty Images | Noel Vasquez)

Albert Finney

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British actor Albert Finney died in February 2019 at the age of 82. (Lucy Nicholson/AFP/Getty Images)

James Ingram

Longtime R&B singer James Ingram died in late January. Quincy Jones, a collaborator of his, wrote: “With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical … every beautiful note that James sang pierced your essence and comfortably made itself at home.”

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Singer James Ingram has died at the age of 66 after a battle with brain cancer, according to reports on Jan. 29. (Getty Images)

Fatima Ali

“Top Chef” alum Fatima Ali died on Friday, January 25, after a battle with terminal cancer. She was 29.

Former “Top Chef” contestant Bruce Kalman paid tribute to her: “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer,” he wrote

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“Top Chef” star Fatima Ali died at the age of 29 after battling a form of bone cancer, said her family. (Instagram / Selfie)

Carol Channing

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Carol Channing in Concord, N.H. Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes early in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Jan. 15, 2019. (Jim Cole/AP Photo, File)

Bob Einstein

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Bob Einstein in Hollywood, Calif., on June 27, 2018. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Comedian and actor Bob Einstein died on Jan. 2 after a battle with cancer. He was 76.

Daryl Dragon

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Daryl ‘The Captain’ Dragon beside his ex-wife, Toni Tennille, wearing his signature captain’s hat. (Hillel Italie/AP)

Daryl Dragon, or “Captain” of pop group Captain and Tennille, died on Jan. 2 of renal failure.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.