Jan-Michael Vincent dies 2019 from cardiac arrest at 73 - Obituary

Actor Jan Michael Vincent poses during an interview in Hollywood Calif

His last credited role was in 2002's White Boy.

Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent is dead at the age of 74. He would appear in films throughout the '70s, ending the decade with highlights like surfing film Big Wednesday and the Burt Reynolds stuntman movie Hooper.

The actor was best known for playing pilot Stringfellow "String" Hawke on the '80s CBS series "Airwolf".

He was reportedly paid $200,000 for each episode.

The death certificate TMZ is citing said Vincent died from cardiac arrest while at a North Carolina hospital. That led to a co-starring role opposite Charles Bronson in Michael Winner's 1972 movie The Mechanic.

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

In 2000, Vincent was forced to pay over US$350,000 as part of a default judgment made against him, after he physically assaulted a former girlfriend, causing her to miscarry their child.

Vincent is survived by his third wife, Patricia, and by his daughter Amber.

Vincent struggled with addiction issues and in 2012 contracted a leg infection which ultimately resulted in the actor having the lower half of his right leg amputated.

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