'Airwolf' star Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 73

Oscar Cross
March 9, 2019

In addition to Airwolf, Vincent appeared in a number of other TV series, such as Police Story, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Nash Bridges.

Jan-Michael Vincent at home in Santa Monica on July 6, 1999.

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.

Vincent's career was launched when a talent agent spotted him just as he was finishing a stint in the National Guard, according to IMDb. One of his first starring roles was in Disney's 1973 movie, "The World's Greatest Athlete". In 1983, Vincent had a co-starring role in the epic TV miniseries "Winds of War", for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination. In 2002, he starred in the drama "White Boy".

However, he suffered drug and alcohol problems while he was on the show, according to Variety.

However, it was Airwolf that truly made Vincent a star.

On the health front, Vincent had a brush with death back in 2012, when an infection almost killed him, ultimately causing his right leg to be amputated, as well as an emergency medical procedure that left his vocal chords permanently damaged, and his voice raspy.

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