'In Living Color' Actor Jay Leggett Dies At 50

News & Views | Camille Travis | 11/26/2013 | 12:45 PM EST

Leggett was also noted for his appearances in 'Ally McBeal' and 'NYPD Blue'

In Living Color actor Jay Leggett died Saturday while on a deer hunt, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He was 50.


While the cause of his death is still pending, the coroner's office believes his passing was heart-related. Authorities were reportedly called to a cabin in the town of Tomahawk after Leggett collapsed following a day of hunting. Family members attempted to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.


"He was a Tomahawk boy, tried and true. And if he had to go, he couldn’t have gone in a better place," a friend told the Wausau Daily Herald.


Leggett joined the sketch comedy series in 1993 alongside Jamie Foxx, Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey and others. The comedian, also noted as a writer and producer, made appearances on ER, Ally McBeal and NYPD Blue, among other series.

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