Beloved 80s Heartthrob Passes Away at 74 After Troubled Life

March 08, 2019Mar 08, 2019

'80s heartthrob Jan-Michael Vincent has passed away. The best known for his role on TV's "Airwolf."

TMZ reported his passing at the age of 74. He died on February 10 after suffering cardiac arrest while a patent at a North Carolina hospital.

They obtained the information from his death certificate. No autopsy was performed, and he was later cremated.

Jan-Michael was most recently in the 2002 movie "White Boy." Before that, he had a long, successful career in TV and film.

His CBS hit "Airwolf" made him into a huge star. At the time, he was reportedly the highest-paid actor, receiving $200k per episode.

In the series, Jan-Michael played helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the show. Sadly, the show only lasted a couple season due to his cocaine abuse.

The abuse would continue to follow him. His acting career would ultimately suffer from it.

However, he continued to get roles. Before "Airwolf,"He starred opposite Burt Reynolds in the 1978 film "Hooper" and co-starred with Kim Basinger in the 1981 film "Hard Country."

After that, he acted for three decades. He appeared in old classics like, "Lassie," "Bonanza," and "Gunsmoke."

Jan-Michael nearly died in 2012 from an infection that required his right leg to be amputated. Please pray for all that mourn his passing.