UPDATE: Funeral set for actor who died during Wis. hunt

UPDATED Saturday, November 30, 2013 --- 9:29 p.m.

TOMAHAWK, Wis. (AP) -- The funeral for a 50-year-old comic actor who had an apparent heart attack while hunting in Wisconsin will be next weekend.

Tomahawk native Jay Leggett appeared in such shows as "Ally McBeal," "In Living Color" and "NYPD Blue" and went on to write, produce and act in several movies.

He died Nov. 23, the opening day of deer season at a family cabin in Tomahawk.

The Daily Herald Media reports (http://wdhne.ws/1byMNWY) funeral services are scheduled for Dec. 7 in Tomahawk.

One of Leggett's recent efforts was a 2011 documentary called "To The Hunt," which chronicles the Wisconsin hunting culture as told through scenes at several Lincoln County hunting shacks.

His younger brother, Josh Leggett, says it was clear from an early age that he was doing what he loved.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 --- 10:09 p.m.

TOMAHAWK, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a Tomahawk native who was a comic actor living in Los Angeles died after a day of hunting on the opening weekend of deer season in Wisconsin.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department identifies him as 50-year-old Jay Leggett.

Emergency crews were called to a cabin near Tomahawk just after 4 p.m. Saturday. They arrived to find family members performing CPR on Leggett. Paramedics continued without success. The coroner responded and pronounced Leggett dead.

Witnesses told officers Leggett had returned from a deer stand on an ATV just before collapsing.

At least two other hunters were injured in opening weekend accidents. A 52-year-old man was shot in the leg in a deer stand in Sheboygan County. A 32-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand Saturday in Grant County.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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