Actor Jay Pickett, famously known for his work in ‘General Hospital’ passed away on Friday while filming a scene. The actor was 60 years old.
According to the reports, Jay was on location in Idaho shooting for the upcoming film Treasure Valley. He died while on a horse, according to actor and friend Jim Heffel. The official cause of Pickett’s death hasn’t been announced, but as per the people present at the shoot, Jay might have suffered from a heat attack.
Pickett’s colleague Jim Heffel announced the new and said, “Yesterday I lost a good friend and the world lost a great person. Jay Pickett decided to ride off into the Heavens. Jay died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho. The way of a true cowboy,’
The co-producer of the film Travis Mills also shared the news on his Facebook. He paid tribute to Pickett on Sunday. Mills wrote, “Many of you have already heard about the tragedy that happened two days ago. Jay Pickett, our leading man, writer, producer, and creator of this movie passed away suddenly while we were on location preparing to film a scene.”
Mills continued, “There is no official explanation for the cause of his death but it appears to have been a heart attack.”
“Everyone present tried as hard as they could to keep him alive. Our hearts are broken and we grieve for his family who are so devastated by this shocking tragedy,” stated Mills.
Born in 1961, Jay Pickett was a commendable actor, who proved his brilliance with his appearance in shows like, ‘China Beach,’ ‘Mr. Belvedere,’ ‘Dragnet,’ ‘Jake and The Fatman,’ ‘Days of Our Lives,’ ‘Perry Mason,’ and ‘Matlock.’
Other than that, ‘General Hospital’ and ‘Port Charled’ are the two shows which brought Jay extreme popularity.
Pickett’s ‘General Hospital’ co-star, Kin Shriner, took it to Twitter to share a few words about his pal. Shriner tweeted, “The sudden passing of my pal Jay Pickett Is very sad . He loved acting and Westerns , and when we got together we laughed a lot . R.I.P. Jay.”
Jay Pickett is survived by his wife, Elena, and their three children, two daughters, Maegan and Michaela, and a son, Tyler.