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GENERAL HOSPITAL and PORT CHARLES Star Jay Pickett Dead at 60

Cover picture for the articleThe soap world is mourning the loss of one of its own with the tragic death of Jay Pickett, who passed away at the age of 60. Soap fans will remember Pickett best as Frank Scanlon on the GENERAL HOSPITAL spinoff PORT CHARLES, a role he played for nearly the entire run of the soap from 1997-2003. The actor’s death occurred on the set of his upcoming film Treasure Valley, and was announced by his co-star and fellow producer on the movie, Jim Heffel, on Facebook. “I lost a good friend and the world lost a great person,” he wrote. “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.” Although no official cause of death has been announced, reports from people on the set indicate that Pickett suffered a heart attack while filming.

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Annie Brown

hey I'm sorry for y'all loss and that's so sad and any way like I said I'm so sorry for y'all loss and he will be miss and he will and always and for ever be in our hearts

Ron G

All the death speculation aside, while no causual details yet, another site reported he died while filming on a movie location in Idaho while mounted on a horse.

Judy Vorbeau Harber

so sorry for your loss. loosing a father and a spouse are difficult experiences it takes time and your feelings and actions and thoughts aren't going to meet eye to eye as your brain has had a shock whether you expected it or not it's like a bruise on your brains and it has to heal so it messes with all you do say and think. everything then ran smoothly will not and don't expect it to. be gentle with yourself others will plan to be but it will be at least a year of not many. prayers and hugs. I haven't watched GH in recent years but I use to which is why the article caught my eye. seek help if you feel stuck. But don't do anything you don't feel up to and don't answer any questions until your ready whether that's today or 20 years from now. prayers.


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