Jay Leggett, In Living Color Comedian, Dies at Age 50

Celebrity News Nov. 26, 2013 AT 10:20AM
Jay Leggett at 2004 Sundance Film Festival Jay Leggett passed away on Nov. 23 after collapsing following a day of hunting. Credit: J. Vespa/WireImage.com

Comedian Jay Leggett collapsed on Saturday, Nov. 23 after a day of hunting in his home state of Wisconsin, and died later that day, according to the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. The 50-year-old actor appeared on the American sketch comedy series In Living Color in the early '90s. 

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He held a variety of small roles including the part of Gus on the 2008 improv show Factory. He cowrote the 2004 film Employee of the Month starring Matt Dillion and Christina Applegate.

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Leggett also had a memorable role on Ally McBeal as Harry Pippen, the hefty lawyer who wanted to leave his fiancee for the title character but was later shot down. 

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The final cause of death is still pending, but it is believed to heart related. Leggett was passionate about his home state of Wisconsin, and even produced a documentary about the state's deer hunting culture. 

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