Celebs we lost in 2021

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year

Jay Pickett (died July 30th, aged 60)

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Jay Pickett, who famously played Russell Stewart in 1995’s Rumpelstiltskin, died in Idaho while on the set of the Western film Treasure Valley. The exact cause of death is not known as of this moment, but the veteran actor reportedly died of a suspected heart attack while sitting on a horse.

“Jay Pickett, our leading man, writer, producer, and creator of this movie passed away suddenly while we were on location preparing to film a scene,” Pickett’s Treasure Valley costar Travis Mills wrote in a post on the movie’s official Facebook page. “There is no official explanation for the cause of his death but it appears to have been a heart attack. Everyone present tried as hard as they could to keep him alive. Our hearts are broken and we grieve for his family who are so devastated by this shocking tragedy.”

Pickett got his big break in the late 1990s when he originated the role of Frank Scanlon on Port Charles. He then went on to play the roles of Lorenzo Alcazar and Detective David Harper, both on General Hospital. In addition to Rumpelstiltskin, his other notable movie credits included A Matter of Faith, Abandoned, and A Soldier’s Revenge.