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Jan-Michael Vincent - Dead 74

Jan-Michael Vincent -- the '80s heartthrob best known for his role on TV's "Airwolf" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.
Jan-Michael actually died back on February 10 after suffering cardiac arrest while a patient at a North Carolina hospital ... according to the death certificate. We're told no autopsy was performed and he was later cremated.

DAMN! Died back in Feb. and no news until now? Poor guy. His life sure went downhill. Really sad. Back in 2012 he almost died from infection and had to have his leg amputated.
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HAHAHA We both posted same time
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Re: Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf) dead at 74

His life went to shit because of his drug use. Too bad he could have been a bigger star.

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Re: Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf) dead at 74

Unfortunately
He could have been a huge star. Had the looks and the talent.
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He could have been a huge star. Had the looks and the talent.
Agree he had charisma few actors have it.
RIP
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RIP Sad Life.
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Re: Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf) dead at 74

I remember this injury reported in the '90s.
Immediately prior to filming (Red Line, 1996), Jan-Michael Vincent was in a severe car accident that left his face badly scarred. He can be seen still wearing his hospital ID wrist bracelet in the movie.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Line_(1996_film)



Airwolf was a fun show. RIP Jan-Michael Vincent.
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Re: Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf) dead at 74

Big Wednesday was one of the best movies of the 70s, and should be held up with the best of the decade.

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Man, that's so rough to look at I always got bummed seeing him like that. Then hearing him talk in interviews....uuggggg!!!
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I think the last time I actually saw him in anything was Nash Bridges and that was ages ago. RIP

When I was a kid I loved Danger Island. That shit was intense for a Saturday morning serial. Probably totally cheesy now.

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RIP
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RIP, he did some cool action movies in the 70s.
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I named a dog after his character in the Winds of War.
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RIP

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It's sad he had the world at his fingertips and threw it all way. I remember as a kid when we first got HBO, I bet I watched him in Damnation Alley almost every time it aired. I loved that movie and would like to see it again. I was a big fan of Air Wolf as well. RIP, May you find enteral peace.

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I read somewhere once he was the highest paid actor on tv during Airwolf.
I was a big fan during the seventies. He was big with the ladies too. I would go to every new movie that came out, at the drive-in, with some girl. Buster and Billie was often tacked on as a second feature and it really got girls in the mood. Buster and Billie would often be tacked on to non JMV movies also. It seemed to come around at least once every summer.
Damnation Alley was exclusive to one indoor theater because of the 70mm and elaborate sound track requirements.
Sad
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Sad to hear this. My Mom was so in love with him before I was born that she named me after his character from a 1970s soap opera named "Jeffrey" Thank god, as my father wanted to name me Hector after his favorite uncle. RIP,

FWIW I remember liking Airwolf back in the day....
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I loved Airwolf. I've always been really into aviation. I didn't know about his leg being amputated. Sad to see another actor from my childhood gone.
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I always remember him in Danger Island. Sure, it was campy back then but I got a kick out of it when I was a kid.
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RIP Airwolf
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Re: Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf) dead at 74

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His life went to shit because of his drug use. Too bad he could have been a bigger star.
If there ever was a more cautionary tale in Hollywood than JMV, I don't know it is.
He had the world eating out of his hand...and he threw it all away thru stupidity.

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