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).
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.
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. pic.twitter.com/ZrEAYcdEIU
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) March 8, 2019
Official RIP to Jan-Michael Vincent. Yes, he'll be remembered for Airwolf, but he had lots of roles here and then. Don't sleep on "Damnation Alley," the best bad post-nuke war flick from the late 70s! pic.twitter.com/i2X5PrjLIL
— Edmond Ortiz (@satscribe) March 8, 2019
RIP Jan-Michael Vincent. Any helicopter that flew anywhere near my school would elicit feverish screams of “IT’S AIRWOLF!” pic.twitter.com/8pJdEEd7Qf
— Ed Bottomley (@EdBottomley) March 8, 2019
I hope these two are drinking beer and driving a rocket-powered 1978 Pontiac somewhere through the cosmos right now. RIP Jan-Michael Vincent. pic.twitter.com/nEwSH1TdgB
— Tony Tost (@tonytost) March 8, 2019
Another classic gone. RIP Jan-Michael Vincent. pic.twitter.com/GJrh4Cj1mv
— Tony Lyon (@RetroVidGaming) March 8, 2019
Changing up my ringtone after hearing the news just now. Loved #Airwolf growing up. Weird that he died almost a month ago, and no one seemed to know (or report on it). RIP Stringfellow Hawke (aka Jan-Michael Vincent). pic.twitter.com/DWbBhuRNws
— Irish Phephen (@NDIrishFan_72) March 8, 2019