Actor Jay Pickett (General Hospital, Days of our Lives) died on the set of his next film
Sylvie Claire / August 3, 2021
Sad news for the world of cinema and television. Jay Pickett, who could be seen between 2006 and 2008 in General Hospital or in Days of our Lives in the early 1990s, died this Saturday, July 30, at the age of 60.
The actor was in the middle of shooting his next film, Treasure Valley, scheduled for 2022. Currently, it is not known what the consequences are for the feature film.
Director Travis Mills announced the sad news via the film's Facebook page, which is dedicated to promoting the film: Many of you have already heard about the tragedy that occurred two days ago. Jay Pickett, our main man, writer, producer and creator of this film passed away suddenly while we were on location preparing to shoot a scene. There is no official explanation of the cause of death, but it appears to be a heart attack. Everyone present did their best to keep him alive. Our hearts are broken and we grieve for his family who are so devastated by this shocking tragedy.
Travis Mills concluded his message by highlighting Jay Pickett's personality: As many of us know, Jay was an incredible man. He was kind, gentle and generous. He was one of the best actors I have ever worked with and it was an honor to work with him. Everyone who met him, even for the briefest of moments, could feel his warmth, his wonderful spirit. It's hard to find the words now to say more. His closest friends said he was very happy to do 'Treasure Valley' and I hope he really was.