TMZ: ‘Airwolf’ star Jan-Michael Vincent dead at 74

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According to his death certificate, Vincent died of cardiac arrest February 10 at a hospital in North Carolina.

The former heartthrob's final role was in 2002's "White Boy".

His other credits included the cult surfing film Big Wednesday, the Charles Bronson thriller The Mechanic and the miniseries The Winds of War.

Vincent was born on July 15, 1944, in Denver.

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Vincent's good looks attracted the attention of Universal Studios, which put him into its training program in the late 1960s, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He then had a starring role in the soap opera "The Survivors" opposite George Hamilton. The troubled 1970s TV star had a long string of arrests and charges relating to domestic violence, drug possession, and alcohol abuse.

He also suffered his fair share of bad luck including two serious vehicle accidents. He was ordered to pay $350,000 in 2000 after physically assaulting an ex-girlfriend and causing her to miscarry their child.

Vincent struggled with addiction issues and in 2012 contracted a leg infection which ultimately resulted in the actor having the lower half of his right leg amputated.

Vincent is survived by his third wife, Patricia, and by his daughter Amber.

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