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.
From the Facebook page of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:
The state of New York has a proud legacy as the progressive capital of the nation, and that is more important today than ever before. As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign.
So let me be absolutely clear: If anyone feels that they are under attack, I want them to know that the state of New York – the state that has the Statue of Liberty in its harbor – is their refuge. Whether you are gay or straight, Muslim or Christian, rich or poor, black or white or brown, we respect all people in the state of New York.
It’s the very core of what we believe and who we are. But it’s not just what we say, we passed laws that reflect it, and we will continue to do so, no matter what happens nationally. We won’t allow a federal government that attacks immigrants to do so in our state.
We are a state of immigrants. We are the state that raised the minimum wage to $15. We are the state that passed Paid Family Leave. We are the state that passed marriage equality. We are New York, and we will stand up for you. And on that, I will never compromise. Count on it.
One of San Francisco’s oldest gay bars, the Stud, sometimes called “the Stonewall of San Francisco,” faced an uncertain future after rent hikes almost forced the bar out of business earlier this year.
Michael McElhaney who purchased the Stud with business partner and vibrant club presence Ben Fiesta in 1996. (Fiesta died in 2011.) recently found out the building had been put in escrow and sold. The new owners wanted to tripled, the rent to $9500 a month.
“For us as a small cabaret-type club, that is inconceivable. We just can’t do it with the way things are now.” said McElhaney.
McElhaney called on the community to collaborate on saving if not the space then at least the club in a different spot. “The Stud isn’t just a building, it’s a community.” He laid out options that included finding another buyer who could also pay the rent, finding another space and transferring the valuable liquor license, pooling together as “the next generation of queers” to buy the club, and working with the city to find solutions.
Official word arrived Thursday that a co-op that formed to figure out a path forward to save The Stud has succeeded in securing funds to purchase the business from current from McElhaney, with hopes to preserve the club and keep it alive for decades to come. Organizer Mica Sigourney, whose drag name is VivvyAnne ForeverMore, told SFist, “We sent out a call to leaders in nightlife and were overwhelmed by the immediate and enthusiastic response. The co-op for me really is a dream team of creative and brilliant folks. I’m really looking forward to the future of nightlife with this team.”
Supervisor Jane Kim has stepped in with some assistance, and she says in a release, “We can’t underestimate the importance of the Stud to the LGBT community. Not only has The Stud been the site of important artistic and political events, it currently serves one of the anchor business for the future Tenderloin/SOMA LGBT Heritage District.” She adds, “I’m honored to be helping lead the efforts to make sure the Stud is open for another 50 years.”
The next step, says Sigourney, will be to sit down with the new landlords and secure a long-term lease, and the team is hoping that they will be able to leverage the history and legacy of The Stud in that negotiation. “We have the funding, resources and talent to make The Stud a profitable, successful business,” says Sigourney. “We hope the new building owner will give us the chance to sign a market value lease and allow us to keep this historic bar a space where everyone is welcome.”
Also involved are several people with business, operations, and production experience, as well as former David Campos aide Nate Allbee, who helped Campos author the voter-approved Legacy Business Historic Preservation ordinance, which The Stud co-op will be leveraging as well.
Members of the Save Our Stud co-op include DJ and promoter Mark O’Brien, Swagger Like Us founder Kelly Lovemonster, artist and DJ Siobhan Aluvalot, and drag star Honey Mahogany.
Well done. It is so important to save and preserve our disappearing historic LGBT landmarks.
On a special edition of the popular Channel 4 show First Dates, celebrities will attempt to find their perfect match on blind dates, and hot and humpy openly gay British Rugby star Keegan Hirst is burning up the line-up.
Hirst, the first Rugby League player to take to the pitch as an out gay man, received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans and fellow players alike.
“At first I couldn’t even say ‘I’m gay’ in my head, let alone out loud,” he said at the time.
“Now I feel like I’m letting out a long breath that I’ve held in for a long time.”
Hirst In an interview with the Sunday Mirror in August 2015 came out as gay. He is currently divorced from his wife and has two children.
The 6 foot 3′, Batley Bulldogs captain will be going on a date with personal trainer Paddy White – a self-confessed “ex-party boy” who admits to taking at least 50 selfies a day and tweeting during sex.
“I was eager to make a good impression on Keegan and tried to impress him with my honesty and my humor, maybe I went just a little too far,” White said of the experience.
Well for those of you in the UK Celebrity First Dates airs on Channel 4 at 9pm.
Keegan. Call me!
My future husband Colin Farrell is stinging praises for Ireland for becoming the world’s first country to legalize same-sex marriage by a popular vote.
“Today Ireland has opened up her heart in a way that the whole world will feel,” Farrell said to People Magazine. “How we have changed our fortune in 24 hours, how we have lit the way, how we have guaranteed a brighter and more loving future for all who call this beautiful land home. Bravo citizens of Ireland.”
Colin, who’s brother Eamon is gay, in November, wrote a letter in the Sunday World calling for Ireland voters to support gay rights. He also took his support to television, appearing on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live in January to make the case for gay marriage.
He said, “I support this vote with every fiber of my being.”
It’s time once again for our fuzziest favorite straight ally Ben Cohen’s to release his annual calendar to benefit his StandUp Foundation, which works to end bullying in schools and sports.
The video below shows some drool worthy behind-the-scenes goings on at the photo-shoot.
Tee Hee I said shoot. Must be foreshadowing.
Why are all the good ones straight?
Taking a quick break from promoting Star Trek Into Darkness this week Zachary Quinto the 35-year-old Star Trek stud got down and dirty in a new photo shoot with celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.
This is not the first time that Quinto has worked with Shields. Check out the video below and let your imagination run wild and suffer a full-fledged Zach Attack.
An AMC insider tells Confidenti@l that during filming of the sixth season of the hit show Mad Men — when the ’60s-style clothing was a tight fit — Hamm was politely instructed by a staffer at the network to please wear underwear while shooting his scenes.
“This season takes place in the 1960s, where the pants are very tight and leave little to the imagination,” a source tells us. “Jon’s impressive anatomy is so distracting that they politely insisted on underwear.”
“His privates are the inside joke. (Hamm) knows what he’s got. Imagine how distracting that would be on the side of a bus or building.”
Oh yeah. I can imagine……….
While partying the night away in London on Friday, the hottest Team Ginger royal ever politly rebuffed an advance from a male admirer but did give us all hope for the future when he told him that if things don’t work out with his current girlfriend that Harry might go mano a mano
“‘I gave Prince Harry my number tonight, he promised he’ll call me if he changes his mind about women. Or men. #epicwin’” tweeted Italian events promoter Vincenzo Ianniello, who most recently worked on the 2012 London Olympics.
Harry, 28, and girlfriend Cressida Bonas were out at the Rum Kitchen in Notting Hill when he deflected the overture. The headline in Metro on Sunday read “Prince Harry: I’ll consider going gay if it doesn’t work out with Cressida”
I’ll be here waiting Harry!
Princess Will. I’ve been called worse.
NOTE: For any of you who know Shakespeare’s last play “Troilus and Cressida” is Harry’s girlfriend is anything like her namesake we won’t have long to wait.
PICK ME HARRY! PICK ME!