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11/25/2013 4:28:00 AM
Actor dies after hunting trip in Wisconsin
The Associated Press


TOMAHAWK, Wis. (AP) — A Tomahawk, Wis., native who was a comic actor living in Los Angeles died after a day of hunting on the opening weekend of the nine-day firearms deer season in Wisconsin, authorities said Sunday.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department identified him as Jay Leggett, 50.

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, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

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

Leggett's movie and TV credits included parts in 26 episodes of “In Living Color,” plus one-time roles in “NYPD Blue,” ‘'ER,“ ‘'Ally McBeal,” ‘'Star Trek Voyager,“ and ”The Drew Carey Show,“ and other shows, according to He released a documentary in 2011 called ”To The Hunt," which featured the northwoods hunting culture as told through scenes at several Lincoln County hunting shacks. He also performed with the ImprovOlympic troupe in Chicago.

He was born in Tomahawk and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the Wausau Daily Herald reported.

At least two other hunters were injured in opening weekend accidents. A 52-year-old Cascade man was shot in the back of the leg while hunting in a deer stand in the town of Lyndon in Sheboygan County on Sunday. The sheriff's office said his injury did not appear to be life threatening. A 32-year-old Mukwonago man accidentally shot himself in the palm of his left hand while he was loading his .45-caliber pistol in a deer stand Saturday in Beetown Township in Grant County.

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