The small screen is in mourning. On Friday, July 30, actor Jay Pickett suddenly passed away at the age of 60, announced Travis Miles, director of Treasure Valley, a film produced and written by Jay Pickett himself, and in which he held the main role. “Many of you have heard of the tragedy that happened two days ago. Jay Pickett, our lead man, writer, producer and creator of this film passed away suddenly while we were there preparing the shooting of a scene, “he reported on Facebook.
A sudden death for the actor, the causes of which have not yet been officially defined, but which could be linked to a heart attack, reports Travis Miles. “Everyone present did their best to keep him alive. Our hearts are broken and we mourn for his family who are so devastated by this shocking tragedy,” he said in his message, People reported. Born in 1961 in Spokane, Jay Pickett was known for his recurring roles on television, in series such as Days of Our Lives, Perry Mason and Matlock. In 1997, he joined the series Port Charles in the role of Frank Scanlon, a paramedic, before joining Central Hospital ten years later as Detective David Harper.
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Passionate about westerns, Jay Pickett had notably played in Revenge of a Soldier, released in 2020, and produced at the time of his death Treasure Valley, another genre film. “Jay wrote the story and played the lead role in it. He was also a co-producer with myself and Vernon Walker. He will be truly missed. Ride like the wind,” said actor Jim Heffel, him who specifies that the actor particularly liked to ride a horse in his films. He leaves behind his wife Elena Pickett, née Bates, whom he married in 1986, and with whom he had three children, two daughters, Maegan and Michaela, and one son, Tyler.
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