First episode date: January 22, 1984

Original network: CBS (1984–1986); USA (1987)

Composer(s): Sylvester Levay (S1–3); Udi Harpaz (S2–3)

Theme music composer: Sylvester Levay

He was 74 years old.

According to the published information, Jan-Michael Vincent, the protagonist of the hit series “Airwolf” and the 80s, died last month in Asheville.

He died at the Mission Hospital, according to a death certificate obtained by TMZ and KTLA.

It is not clear why he was in Asheville at the time of his death. A search of the properties in Buncombe County does not reveal that he owned a house in the county.

Vincent is best remembered for his role as a helicopter pilot, String fellow Hawke, in “Airwolf,” which aired on CBS from 1984 to 1987 and played against Matt Johnson on “Big Wednesday” in 1978. He played in a series of movies, sharing Screen with artists like John Wayne, Rock Hudson, and Charles Bronson, and appeared in episodes of iconic shows “Lassie”, “Bonanza” and “Gunsmoke”.

the Highest-paying American television actor

Vincent made headlines for the highest-paying American television actor and received $ 200,000 per episode during the filming of “Airwolf.”

The promise of his early career has been eclipsed by a tumultuous personal life. It was reported that Vincent had substance abuse problems and was reportedly involved in a series of car accidents (at least five of them reported news and the courts).

He has been charged with domestic assault against several female partners, including a physical assault on an ex-girlfriend that resulted in a miscarriage. Vincent married at least three times and leaves his wife, Patricia Ann Vincent, and Amber Vincent, daughter of his first marriage.