Wednesday, August 4, 2021

General Hospital Actor Jay Pickett DIES on Film Set

Actor Jay Pickett, best known for his work on such daytime soap operas as General Hospital and Port Charles, died last week in Idaho while acting in a western he co-wrote, Treasure Valley. He was 60 years old. At the time of this writing, Pickett’s cause of death has not been released, but the film’s director Travis Mills believes that the longtime actor suffered a heart attack while sitting on a horse.“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. There is no official explanation for the cause of his death but it appears to have been a heart attack,” Mills wrote in an emotional Facebook post. “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.”Mills went on to say that Pickett was “an incredible man” who was “kind, sweet, and generous” to all those who collaborated with him. “It is difficult to find the words right now to say more,” he added. “His closest friends have said that he was very happy making Treasure Valley and my hope is that he truly was. He was doing what he loved: acting, riding horses, making movies. And he was magnificent.”Pickett’s co-star, Jim Heffel, provided more insight into his death with a Facebook post of his own. Jay died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho. The way of a true cowboy. Jay wrote the story and starred in it. He was also co-producer with myself and Vernon Walker. He will be truly missed. Ride like the wind partner,” he wrote.Jay Pickett appeared on such 80s classics like China Beach, Mr. Belvedere, Jake and the Fatman, and Matlock before transitioning into daytime soaps. Later in his career, Picket made several guest spots on such shows as Dexter, The Mentalist, NCIS: Los Angeles, Rosewood, and Queen Sugar. He is survived by his wife and three children.
More
    Home Tags Batman: Death in the Family

    Batman: Death in the Family

    Batman: Death in the Family Opening Title Sequence Released

    Batman: Death in the Family Opening Title Sequence Released Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the Batman: Death in the Family opening title sequence for its first-ever venture into interactive storytelling that allows fans to choose where the story goes through innovative navigation guided by the viewer’s remote control. Arriving on October 13, you can check out the clip now in the player below, and pre-order your copy of the Blu-ray here! RELATED: Batman: Death in the Family Trailer: Robin’s Fate is in Your Hands Central to the extended-length short is an adaptation of Batman: A Death in the Family, the 1998 landmark DC event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending. The clip features the stylish opening title sequence to the animated short, which was designed by writer/producer/director Brandon Vietti, and executed by Supervising Technical Director Matt Girardi and his team at Warner Bros. Animation. The interactive component is only available on the Blu-ray. The Digital version of Batman: Death in the Family offers four fully-played out linear versions of the short. You can pre-order the Digital version here! RELATED: Daniel Bernhardt Reprising Agent Johnson Role for The Matrix 4 Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, Batman: Death in the Family serves as the anchor for an anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts, including Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, and The Phantom Stranger. The set arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray and Digital starting October 13, 2020.

    Must Read

    Get notified on updates    OK No thanks