Wisconsin TV actor dies on opening weekend of state deer hunt

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A television actor from Wisconsin died while hunting during the state's deer hunting opener this weekend, The Associated Press reported.

Jay Leggett, 50, who was born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, had returned from a deer stand and was on an ATV when he collapsed Saturday afternoon, witnesses said.

Leggett, who was based in Los Angeles, was pronounced dead by a coroner after family members, then paramedics, couldn't revive him.

The actor's credits included 26 episodes of the FOX sketch comedy series "In Living Color" from 1993-94, and a starring role in the 2008 Spike TV sitcom "Factory."

Leggett also had guest roles on such shows as "Star Trek: Voyager," "ER," "Ally McBeal," "The Drew Carey Show" and "NYPD Blue."

On film, the actor had a role in the 2004 Matt Dillon and Christina Applegate comedy "Employee of the Month."

The manager of the Tomahawk Cinema told the Post Crescent (Wisconsin) that Leggett died "doing what he loved."

Mary Schlag said Leggett's ode to hunting, the documentary "To the Hunt," premiered at the theater in 2011.

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