General Hospital’s Jay Pickett Dead at 60 While Filming a Movie

Hollywood has lost a soap opera legend. 

Jay Pickett, who was best known for his roles on Port Charles, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives, died on Friday, July 30 at the age of 60. The late actor’s spokesperson, Marc Chancer, confirmed his death in a statement to E! News.

“I’m devastated by his loss. Jay was one of the nicest, most down-to-earth guys you would ever want to meet,” Marc shared. “He was not only a client of mine but a close, personal, long-term friend. My thoughts are with his wife, Elena and his three beautiful children.”

According to Jim Heffel, Jay’s co-star and fellow co-producer on Treasure Valley, he passed away while filming the movie in his home state of Idaho.

“Yesterday I lost a good friend and the world lost a great person,” Jim began his Facebook caption on Friday. “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.”

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