Comedian Who Loved Hunting Deer Randomly Dropped Dead Hunting Deer

Jay Leggett, an "In Living Color" comedian who also produced a documentary about the joys of deer hunting randomly dropped dead next to his ATV after a successful day of deer hunting in Wisconsin. Authorities say a deer that Leggett had bagged that very day was strung up on the ATV next to him.

Police have not released a specific cause of death, but said he died from natural causes.

Leggett, who was 50, came from an improv background. He was a member of the 1993 cast of "In Living Color" and guest starred on shows like "ER", "Ally McBeal" and "Star Trek". He also wrote, produced and acted in "Employee of the Month".

Leggett was also the producer of "To the Hunt", a documentary about deer hunting and the "fun, family and fraternity of the hunt."

Comedian Adam Devine, the star and creator of Workaholics, said Leggett was his mentor.

"He gave me the comedy chops I needed to become successful," Devine said. "It's simple: He'll make you the best you can be. He eats and sleeps comedy. And also real food and real sleep — because he's not crazy. He also gave me my first paying comedy job which proves just how smart and insightful he really is."

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