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80’s Heartthrob Jan-Michael Vincent Dies at 74

Jan-Michael Vincent — the ’80s heartthrob best known for his role on TV’s “Airwolf” – and the low budget Sy-Fy classic Damnation Ally has passed away at the age of 74.

Vincent passed away on February 10th. after suffering cardiac arrest while a patient at a North Carolina hospital … according to the death certificate.

The document states he was an inpatient at the hospital in North Carolina and is survived by his third wife, Patricia Ann Christ.

Vincent’s career waned after his Airwolf heyday and he retired from acting in 2009.

During the 1990s, he was involved in three severe automobile collisions, which he barely survived. In an accident in August 1996 Vincent broke three vertebrae in his neck. He also sustained a permanent injury to his vocal cords from an emergency medical procedure, leaving him with a permanently raspy voice. The first near fatal accident occurred in February 1992 and the third happened in September 1997. [

In 2012 a leg infection required him to have the lower half of his right leg amputated.

No autopsy was performed and he was cremated. His memorial location is unknown. 

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