US actor Jay Pickett, who appeared in daytime dramas which includes “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives,” died July 30 while on filming “Treasure Valley” in Idaho. He was 60 years outdated.
Pickett died even though on a horse waiting to film a scene in the present day Western, his friend and fellow “Treasure Valley” actor, Jim Heffel claimed.
“Yesterday I lost a excellent buddy and the planet misplaced a great individual. Jay Pickett made the decision to trip off into the Heavens,” Heffel wrote in a July 30 Facebook post asserting Pickett’s demise. “Jay died sitting down on a horse prepared to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho. The way of a real cowboy.”
Pickett wrote the screenplay and starred in “Treasure Valley,” generating the film with Heffel and Tucson Vernon Walker. “He will be truly skipped,” Heffel wrote. “Ride like the wind, spouse.”
“Treasure Valley” actor and director Travis Mills wrote on the film’s official Facebook web site about Pickett’s passing, declaring, “he died out of the blue though we were being on location making ready to film a scene.”
“There is no formal clarification for the result in of his demise but it seems to have been a heart attack,” Mills wrote. “Everyone present tried as really hard as they could to hold him alive. Our hearts are damaged and we grieve for his loved ones who are so devastated by this surprising tragedy.”
Born in Spokane, Washington on Feb. 10, 1961, Pickett grew up in Caldwell, Idaho.He started out his daytime drama vocation as Dr. Chip Lakin in “Days of Our Life,” starring for two years starting in 1991.
Pickett and his wife, Elena, resided in California and have two daughters, Maegan and Michaela, and a son, Tyler.