Jay Leggett dies: 'In Living Color' comedian was 50
According to Wisconsin's Wasau Daily Herald, Leggett died of natural causes at the end of a day of hunting near Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Although Leggett lived in Los Angeles, he was visiting his hometown at the time of his death.
Emergency services arrived on Saturday afternoon to find family members performing CPR. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The actor and screenwriter had just returned from a deer stand when he apparently collapsed. The specific cause of death has not been made public.
In addition to his single season of "In Living Color," Leggett had guest-starring roles in shows like "ER," "Ally McBeal," "Star Trek: Voyager," "NYPD: Blue" and more. He had turned more to teaching and writing in recent years and worked at the iO West Theater in Hollywood. He also produced and co-directed a 2011 documentary, "To the Hunt." That film focused on the deer-hunting culture of the area where Leggett grew up.