Thank you for letting us know @JAS0N47. I'm glad I got to see it from someone here rather than on a generic entertainment site.
Jay was so good on Port Charles, so underrated even as his character was turned into a baddie and a headcase, to the point of ludicrous and inappropriate writing choices (I think at one point they had Frank sniffing panties). He was charismatic, sexy, but also a very good actor. I think he didn't get enough credit because he wasn't the "type" of actor who was supposed to be talented.
I'm sorry to hear he's gone.
Zero Covid will never be a thing. It will eventually become like the flu once effective treatments are developed and appoved..along with vaccinations.
Before 2020, flu season hit us every winter...and according to some research, this is the long term results of the 1918 flu pandemic.
An interesting article I came across does make me think natural immunity plus vaccine will provide ample protection. Not sure if 100 % true...but worth a thought.
IN LOVING MEMORY
FEBRUARY 10, 1961-JULY 29, 2021
(Dr. Chip Lakin, 1991-1992)
Jay Pickett, who started his daytime career by playing Dr. Chip Lakin on "Days of Our Lives" from 1991-1992 and later appeared on both GH and PC, has passed away at the age of 60. Pickett's character on "Days" worked as a doctor at University Hospital and briefly dated Julie Williams.
Pickett's death was announced by an actor who was working on a movie with him this week. Actor Jim Heffel reported that Pickett died while filming a scene on the set of a movie: “Yesterday I lost a good friend and the world lost a great person. Jay Pickett decided to ride off into the Heavens. Jay died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho. The way of a true cowboy. Jay wrote the story and starred in it. He was also a co-producer with myself and Vernon Walker. He will be truly missed. Ride like the wind partner.”