He had known the glory in the 1980s thanks to his role of Springfellow Hawke in the cult series “Supercopter”. Jan-Michael Vincent died of a heart attack on February 10, 2019, at the age of 74 years. D. R. Jan-Michael Vincent, hero of Supercopter, one of the flagship series of the 1980s, died on February 10, 2019, at the age of 74 years. The news of his death was not made public on the 8 march. He would have died due to a heart attack. The actor began his career in the late 1960s, where it occurs alongside John Wayne, Charles Bronson, James Coburn or even Gene Hackman. Promised to a bright future in the cinema, it is on the small screen as it gets yet a worldwide reputation. In 1984, he was selected to be the pilot phlegmatic and impenetrable Springfellow Hawke, the hero of the series Supercopter. Descent to the underworld at the end of season 3 of Supercopter, the producers of the show decide to separate of Jan-Michael Vincent. The reasons are simple : regularly drunk on the shoot, the actor seriously hinders the production. The alcoholism of actor is not new. His loved ones describe him as a person self-destructive, gentle and lovely when he is sober, violent, and difficult when he has been drinking or taking drugs. Jan-Michael Vincent will fight all his life against his inner demons. Never Jan-Michael Vincent was not to find a role as important. His career includes a large number of films of series B and Z. The ex-pilot of the most powerful helicopter ever built will play in Alienator, Xtro II: The Second Encounter, Abducted II: The Reunion, Ice Cream Man, Lethal orbit, or Jurassic Women… After a small turn in the series The Rebel, Jan-Michael Vincent made an appearance in an episode of Nash Bridges. In “Revelations”, aired on CBS on November 7, 1997, he played the brother of Nash, Bobby Chase, with to the key to replicas that ring especially true : “You really believe that this is the life I dreamt of ?”. Broken voice On August 26, 1996, Jan-Michael Vincent is the victim of a very serious car accident which he survives miraculously. The diagnosis is very serious : at the level of the neck, the actor has a broken vertebra. And the consequences are important : his vocal cords are affected during intubation. His voice was broken. In 1998, Vincent Gallo appealed to him for Buffalo’66. For his first film, the director makes call to another back, Mickey Rourke. Jan-Michael Vincent plays Sonny, the owner of the bowling alley where Billy (Gallo) has left its affairs. A small role, but in a film presented at the Festival of Deauville in 1998 and screened in the whole world ! Fans of Supercopter finally have the opportunity to reunite with Jan-Michael Vincent on the big screen. The personal setbacks are another facet of the life of Jan-Michael Vincent after Supercopter. Between the problems of alcoholism, prison, and suicide attempts, the name of the actor no longer appears in the column, various facts as in the section show. Hermit life In 2002, Jan-Michael Vincent is the poster White Boy”, his latest film to date. He played the role of Ron Masters, a cop is rotten and racist. Alison Lohman also appears on the cast of this film produced by Abel Ferrara. This year, the actor is also the subject of a mini-documentary in the form of a tribute : Jan-Michael Vincent Is My Muse. Through a montage of photos, animations and film extracts, the film director Jim Tushinski y expresses all his admiration for Mr Vincent. Since then, the wildest rumours were circulated about Jan-Michael Vincent. If the sources agree to say that the actor is said to live now at Redwood (Mississippi), the rest is more hypothetical. According to some, Vincent would have been admitted to a Medical Center and have even been seen to move on a wheelchair. Other would assure that he would live as a hermit on a ranch. The generic Supercopter : Generic "Supercopter"