Longtime soap opera actor Jay Pickett died on Thursday at the age of 60.
The star, best known for her work on the daytime shows General Hospital and Days Of Our Lives, suddenly collapsed.
This happened while he was on horseback as he was about to shoot a scene for a movie set in Idaho, according to a Sunday report from TMZ.
Costars took to social media to pay tribute to the Hollywood veteran. One of them even speculated that Jay may have suffered a heart attack, adding that several of the crew tried to revive him.
The official cause of death has not yet been released.
Sad loss: Longtime soap opera actor Jay Pickett died on Thursday at the age of 60. Seen in 2002 in a promo still for Port Charles
The star was working on her film Treasure Valley in Idaho. He was the star and had also written and produced the film Western which was due for release in 2022.
Jim Heffel, costar and co-producer of the film, shared the news on Facebook.
“Yesterday I lost a good friend and the world lost a great person,” Heffel said.
‘Jay Pickett has decided to go to the skies. Jay died sitting on a horse ready to rope an ox in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho. The way of a real cowboy.
Travis Mills, who also starred in the film, said on Facebook that it appeared the star had had a heart attack.
On the set: Jim Heffel, costar and co-producer of the film, shared the news on Facebook. “Jay died sitting on a horse ready to rope an ox in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho,” the actor began. “The way of a real cowboy”
“Many of you have heard of the tragedy that happened two days ago before,” Mills said.
“Jay Pickett, our main man, writer, producer and creator of this film passed away suddenly while we were there preparing to shoot a scene.
“There is no official explanation for the cause of his death, but it appears to be a heart attack. Everyone present did their best to keep him alive. Our hearts are broken and we mourn his family who are so devastated by this shocking tragedy.
At work: He played a doctor on Port Charles. Seen here in 1998 with Sarah Aldrich
A team player: From left Pickett, David Gail, Pat Crowley, Sarah Aldrich on Port Charles’
Jay was playing Jack Braun in Treasure Valley. The synopsis reads: “When cowboy Jack Braun learns that his daughter may have survived a tragic fire that changed his life forever, he sets out on a quest to find her. “
Pickett played the role of Dr. Chip Lakin in Days of Our Lives from 1991 to 1992. Next came the soap opera Port Charles (1997 to 2003) and General Hospital (2006 to 2008).
Jay – who was born in Spokane, Washington, has also starred in the television series Desperate Housewives, Perry Mason, Saving Grace and NCIS.
He is survived by his wife, Elena, and their children Tyler Pickett, Michaela Pickett, Maegan Pickett.
A fan favorite: Pickett seen in a press photo for the All My Children soaper