'Airwolf' Star Jan-Michael Vincent Has Passed Away At 73, Media Reports Confirm
March 11, 2019 13:18 By Fabiosa
Sadly, many of our favorite TV and film stars depart, one after the other. Just this year, we have said goodbye to many talented actors, including Albert Finney, Brody Stevens, Kristoff St. John, and most recently, Luke Perry.
We lost another star in February, but the confirmation of his passing emerged weeks later. The Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent has passed away, media reports have confirmed.
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Saying goodbye to a legend
Jan-Michael, who was an inpatient at a North Carolina hospital for some time before his passing, went into cardiac arrest and died on February 10, TMZ has learned. He was 73.
The late actor was best known for his role on Airwolf, the TV show that made him a big star.
Jan-Michael’s most notable appearances in feature films include Hard Country (1981), in which he starred opposite Kim Basinger, Hooper (1978), in which he starred alongside Burt Reynolds, and The Mechanic (1972), with Charles Bronson. The actor’s last feature film was White Boy (2002).
Goodbye messages and tributes
Fans and people who worked with Jan-Michael and knew him personally took to social media and paid tributes to the late actor.
Here are some of the messages from Twitter:
Jan-Michael Vincent was so huge when I was growing up - The Mechanic, Big Wednesday & my favorite Buster & Billie. Can anyone tell me why this movie has disappeared? No DVD/Blu/Stream. And whatever happened to Joan Goodfellow - she’s amazing in this film. https://t.co/sDRPt0mHD1 pic.twitter.com/vZkRyc7BJ0— Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) March 8, 2019
Very sad news😢RIP 🙏🏻🙏🏻— Carolle Cote (@CarolleCote) March 8, 2019
Jan-Michael Vincent and Burt Reynolds in stunt film Hooper 1978. Loved them both in this film. Now a reunion in heaven. Never forget both stars. pic.twitter.com/3JWOD65qL7— Brian, Loves Movies (@Brianlovesmovi) March 8, 2019
The only way I'll ever remember Jan-Michael Vincent. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/GcckjlGOd6— KEMPER SUTCLIFFE (@STRENGTHTHRUJOY) March 8, 2019
Rest in peace, Mr. Vincent! Your great talent will be remembered by many.