Jan-Michael Vincent, Star of ‘Airwolf’ and ‘The Mechanic,’ Dies at 74

Jan-Michael Vincent began acting in the late 1960s appearing on television shows including Bonanza Lassie and Gunsmoke

Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent dies aged 74 after suffering cardiac arrest

Vincent is best remembered for his role on "Airwolf", which ran from 1984-87.

The CBS series made Vincent a massive star and at the time, he was reportedly the highest-paid actor, earning a whopping $200G per episode. TMZ was told no autopsy was performed and Vincent was later cremated. TV movie roles in projects like Sandcastles and Disney's The World's Greatest Athlete would only expand his range.

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. He appeared in TV and movies throughout the 60s, 70s, including roles in series like Lassie and Dragnet.

Tesla's New V3 Superchargers Add Up to 1600 km Per Hour
The third-gen Tesla Superchargers employ a new power cabinet that supports peak rates of up to 250 kilowatts per auto . Tesla says software upgrades are due in the near future to increase charging speeds for Model S and Model X machines.

Vincent's most recent work was a 2002 movie called "White Boy", and he has a long history of acting in films and on television.

Before Vincent's rise to stardom, he appeared in 1978's "Hooper" alongside Burt Reynolds, followed by "Hard Country" opposite Kim Basinger in 1981.

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

Nintendo To Launch New Labo VR Kits in April
If, once you've spent some time those creations, you decide you want more, Nintendo will offer two expansion sets for $19.99 each. Nintendo is also offering a Starter Kit, priced at $39.99 (about £30 / AU$57) that includes just the googles and Blaster design.

In 2012, Vincent's right leg was amputated below the knee after he contracted an infection.

Vincent lived with his third wife Patricia Ann who he married in 1999.

Tiger withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational with neck strain
The eight-time Bay Hill champion, and now ranked 12th in the world, said he's been battling with the injury for some weeks. The missed tournament is especially a bummer as Woods was coming off a 10th-place finish at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Latest News