LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) – Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for his role in the hit 1980s show “Airwolf,” has died at the age of 74.

FILE — Jan-Michael Vincent at home in Santa Monica on July 6, 1999. (Getty Images)

Vincent passed away on Feb. 10 at a hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. The certificate signed by a doctor says he died of natural causes and no autopsy was performed.

“Airwolf” was a 1980s television series featuring crime-fighters in an advanced helicopter. Vincent played pilot Stringfellow Hawke.

He was also known for movie roles in the 1970s including “The Mechanic” and the 1978 Burt Reynolds film “Hooper”.

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Comments (29)
  1. Beth Lynn says:

    I remember reading Ernest Borgnine was impressed by how fast Jan-Michael Vincent learned his lines and was able to get into character before Vincent had problems with alcohol the third season of Airwolf. I had never heard of Jan-Michael Vincent before Airwolf and never knew he did any acting after Airwolf. I loved the show and the music. The music from the show is available on 2 CDs. If you love music from TV shows and movies, you should add Airwolf music to your collection. Except for the theme song, many shows had their unique music. RIP Mr. Borgnine and Mr. Vincent.