‘Airwolf’ star Jan-Michael Vincent has died, aged 74

The American actor played Stringfellow Hawke in the TV series

Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent has died at the age of 74, it has been confirmed.

The US actor was an inpatient at a hospital in North Carolina when he died on February 10, according to his death certificate.

The star, who was born in Denver, on July 15, 1944, played helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke in the TV series, which ran for four seasons between 1984 and 1987.

He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor in 1971 for his part in the film Going Home. He played Jimmy Graham who was seeking justice for his mother’s murder at the hands of his father Harry (Robert Mitchum).

Jan-Michael Vincent

Jan-Michael Vincent

Vincent also appeared alongside Charles Bronson in The Mechanic and with Burt Reynolds in Hooper. He also had roles in surf film Big Wednesday and 1984 miniseries The Winds Of War, the latter of which also saw him nominated for a Golden Globe.

He retired from acting in 2009, with his last film appearance coming in 2002’s White Boy.

Tributes have begun to pour in. “RIP Jan Michael Vincent, chiseled star of many great cult movies that I enjoy: Big Wednesday, White Line Fever, Hooper, Buffalo ’66 and especially classic 70’s Charles Bronson assassin thriller (and a good Michael Winner movie too), The Mechanic,” Edgar Wright wrote on Twitter.

See that and more reactions from Vincent’s fans below.