Saturday September 18, 2021

Jay Pickett, of ‘General Hospital’ fame, passes away at the age of 60

Jay Pickett "died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho"
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August 02, 2021
Jay Pickett died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho
Jay Pickett "died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho"

Jay Pickett of General Hospital fame, died last week at the age of 60, after a suspected cardiac arrest.

The soap opera star, known for his roles on Port Charles and Days of Our Lives, died while working on the set of his upcoming film, Treasure Valley.

His death was announced on the Facebook page of director and producer Travis Mills on Sunday.

"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," he wrote.

"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,” he added.

Actor Jim Heffel also wrote on social media that Pickett "died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho."

"Yesterday I lost a good friend and the world lost a great person. Jay Pickett decided to ride off into the Heavens. Jay wrote the story and starred in it. He was also coproducer with myself and Vernon Walker. He will be truly missed. Ride like the wind,” added Heffel.