Décès de Jan-Michael Vincent : comment sa jambe a été amputée après une terrible maladie

L'acteur qui doit sa popularité avant tout grâce à son rôle dans "Supercopter", Jan-Michael Vincent, est décédé le mois dernier. Une nouvelle qui vient seulement d'être annoncée. Retour sur la véritable descente aux enfers de l'acteur.

Le 10 février dernier, Jan-Michael Vincent est décédé. Cependant, sa mort est restée secrète jusqu'au 8 mars dernier. C'est le magazine TMZ qui a pu confirmer cette nouvelle en se procurant un certificat de décès.

Aujourd'hui, les fans de la série "Supercopter" pleurent la mort de celui qui jouait Stringfellow Hawke, le pilote hors du commun dans la série des années 80.

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RIP to actor Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for playing Stringfellow Hawke in the tv series Airwolf. He has died at the age of 74, but passed away on 10 February and the news has only recently emerged. He also appeared with Charles Bronson in The Mechanic, with Burt Reynolds in Hooper and was nominated for a Golden Globe for 1971 film Going Home and again in 1984 for miniseries The Winds of War. He suffered from health problems in later years including having had to have his lower leg amputated due to an infection. Very sad. 🌹#rip #janmichaelvincent #thewindsofwar #airwolf #surf #surfer #tv #television #actor #hollywood #losangeles #newyork #newyorkcity #brisbane #costume #actors #gay #instagram #instagay #gayinsta #hooper #burtreynolds

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Le succès phénoménal que Jan-Michael Vincent a connu grâce à cette série était aussi dû à son véritable physique de bourreau des coeurs. Malheureusement pour lui, ce succès n'aura pas duré longtemps.

Après avoir sombré dans la drogue et l'alcool, Jan-Michael Vincent arrivait régulièrement alcoolisé sur le plateau de "Supercopter", ce qui lui a valu de se faire remercier par la production à la fin de la 3e saison.

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So long to the handsome square-jawed Jan-Michael Vincent (who died on February 10, 2019, after suffering a cardiac arrest at a North Carolina hospital. He was 74). • He was spotted by a talent scout whilst working for the National Guard; his All-American good looks were quick to make an impression as rebellious young men challenging the system. He made his debut in ''The'' Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk (1967), followed by ''Journey to Shiloh''(1968). The same year he headlined in the Hanna-Barbara children’s TV show, ''The Banana Splits Adventure Hour'' (1968). • It was during the 1970s that he came into his own, making his first impression in the TV movie ''The Tribe'' (1970) with Darren McGavin, followed by ''The Mechanic'' (1972) as the smirking apprentice hit-man, opposite Charles Bronson; and as the rebellious Carol Jo Hummer battling corruption in ''White Line Fever'' (1975). • His other films include: ''Vigilante Force'' (1976), ''Baby Blue Marine'' (1976) and the ultimate seventies surf movie, ''Big Wednesday'' (1978) with Gary Buddy and William Katt. • During the early 80s, his career was given its biggest boost yet when cast as Stringfellow Hawke in the helicopter action series ''Airwolf'' (1983-86), co-starring veteran actor Ernest Borgnine. The show earned him a cool $200,000 per episode, making him the highest paid actor at the time. • At the height of his fame he admitted to issues with drugs and alcohol - abuse which reportedly contributed to the cancellation of the hit CBS series. • His subsequent work did little to compare with his earlier screen highlights. What mostly followed was a string of minor z-grade crime action or sci-fi flicks. • In 1996, he broke three vertebrae in his neck and sustained a permanent injury to his vocal cords that left him with a permanently raspy voice. He made his final film, ''White Boy'', in 2002. • In 2012, He had to have the lower half of his right leg amputated due to an infection he contracted due to complications from peripheral artery disease. He was married three times. • • #iusedtobeinpictures #janmichaelvincent #airwolf #actor #pinup #handsome #shirtlessguys #bigwednesday #rip2019

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Si c'était déjà un vrai coup dur pour l'acteur, ce n'était cependant pas la fin de ses tourments.

Sa carrière ne redécollera jamais, et Jan-Michael Vincent ne tournera plus que dans des films de basse qualité, tout en sombrant encore plus dans l'alcool.

En 1996, il a été victime d'un grave accident de voiture dans lequel il a "frôlé la mort".

En 2012, il avait été amputé de la jambe droite après que des troubles artériels lui aient infligé une septicémie et aient bien failli le tuer. Un mois après l'amputation, l'infection est revenu et il a fallu l'amputer encore un peu plus haut.

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RIP Jan Michael Vincent. I just heard that he passed. The dude was my favorite actor when I was a kid and I had to repost this pic and post from April 2017. “”Yesterday I got to meet one of my childhood idols. Jan-Michael Vincent. This dude was in some bad ass action films when I was pre-teen and I wanted to BE him. I quickly realized he filled that role already really well but he inspired me to be the best bad ass ME that I could be! I said to him yesterday, "Mr. Vincent, I've wanted to shake your hand since I was a 12 yr old kid!" He said "Why me?" This smile on his face was from me telling him my story. Everyone has a journey and there are people in your life, you've never even met, who can give you strength. Hopefully, you're as lucky as I am and you get to meet them and thank them personally. He's 72 yrs old now with the grip of a fucking python. What a great day! #JanMichaelVincent #TheMechanic #WhiteLineFever #DamnationAlley #BiteTheBullet #TheWorldsGreatestAthlete #VigilanteForce #Hooper #Airwolf #Defiance

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Sa dernière apparition publique l'avait montré très affaibli, le visage ravagé, le regard vide et avec des problèmes de souffle dus à l'intubation qu'il a subie après son accident de voiture.

A la fin de sa vie, il vivait dans le Mississippi avec sa 3e femme, criblé de dettes et dans un état de santé très affaibli.

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