'Days of Our Lives' Actor Jay Pickett Dies While Shooting Movie Scene

'Days of Our Lives' Actor Jay Pickett Dies While Shooting Movie Scene

  • Jay, who is known for his role on popular TV soap operas such as General Hospital, died on Friday, July 30
  • According to fellow actors, Jack sadly and suddenly passed away while shooting a movie in Idaho, US
  • His sudden demise moved many people, including fellow actors who took to social media to mourn him

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Days of Our Lives actor Jay Pickett is dead, Briefly News has learnt.

Days of Our Lives' Actor Jay Pickett's friends confirmed his death.
Days of Our Lives' Actor Jay Pickett while on set. Photo: Jay Pickett.
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The celebrated actor, who is also famous for his role on popular TV soap operas such as General Hospital, died on Friday, July 30.

According to NY Times, Jay died while shooting a movie in Idaho, US.

Briefly News has established the actor, who died at 60, passed on while on set starring for a film dubbed Treasure Valley.

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Fellow actors confirm Jay's sudden demise

His sudden demise was confirmed by Travis Mills, the director of Treasure Valley, which was set to feature Pickett as one of the main stars. Travis publicised news of Jay's death on Sunday, August 1, through his official social media pages.

In a Facebook post seen by, Travis disclosed that Jay died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie.

There was no official explanation for the cause of Jay's death, Travis confirmed.

Jay's death was also confirmed by actor and friend Jim Heffel through his official Facebook page.

“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,’' Heffel wrote.

Jay's death broke the hearts of many movie enthusiasts who thronged different social media platforms to celebrate him.

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Passion for acting

The late actor was born in Spokane, WA in 1961 and grew up in Caldwell, ID.

During his college years, the actor focused more on becoming an actor and actually went for it.

Jay graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting from Boise State University and an MFA in acting from UCLA with a focus on theatre at both institutions.

Jay made a number of appearances in many popular TV shows including China Beach, Dragnet, Mr Belvedere, Perry Mason and Days of Our Lives before securing a gig on the popular ABC soap Port Charles as Frank Scanlon in 1997.

He later secured a recurring role in General Hospital as Detective David Harper.

Jay is survived by his wife, Elena, and their three children.

Diddy speaks about the 15 cockroaches on his face

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US hip-hop mogul has responded to people from across the globe who questioned his hilarious 15 cockroaches story in July, reported Briefly News. The funny story was meant to motivate people to work hard in order to achieve their dreams.

Many people did not believe the media personality's story. They wanted to know how he knew there 15 cockroaches on his face because he claimed he was sleeping at the time.

Complex reports that in a recent interview, the rapper gave more context to the bizarre story. According to the publication, Diddy told Vanity Fair:

"People were like, ‘How did you know it was 15?’ and I was like, ‘If you had 15 roaches on your face, you would know there was around 15 roaches on your face'."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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