Actor And Helicopter Pilot Jan-Michael Vincent Dead At 73

Jan-Michael Vincent
Jan-Michael Vincent, left, on the set of Vigilante Force with RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, right. DiMaio was originally called on to play the role of cynical Vietnam War veteran Aaron Arnold. Despite waiting months for DiMaio to grow the hair and beard for the role, the part was eventually recast with actor Kris Kristofferson after a contract dispute.

Asheville, NC- Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, former star of “Airwolf,” died on February 10th due to bradycardia. His death was made public last Friday. He was 73.

Besides his most famous TV role as String Fellow Hawke on “Airwolf” from 1984-1986, he also appeared in such TV shows as “Bonanza,” “Dragnet” and “Lassie.”

On the big screen, Vincent appeared in such films as “Hooper,” “Last Plane Out,” “RECOiL” and “Beyond the Call of Duty.”

He is survived by his third wife, Patricia Anne Christ, and his daughter from his first marriage, Amber Vincent.

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