'Everwood' Actor Treat Williams Dead At 71 In Motorcycle Accident
Treat Williams dead at 71 years old. During his nearly 50-year career, he was best known for playing Dr. Andy Brown on Greg Berlanti's show Everwood. Williams died in Dorset, Vermont, in a motorbike accident.
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Treat Williams dead at 71years old. During his nearly 50-year career, he was best known for playing Dr. Andy Brown on Greg Berlanti's show Everwood. Williams died in Dorset, Vermont, in a motorbike accident.
Vermont State Police said in a statement that Williams was seriously hurt Monday at 4:53 p.m. in Dorset when a Honda SUV turned in front of him, causing a crash that threw Williams off his 1986 Honda motorbike.
Hollywood is sad about the death of Treat Williams, who played roles in Hair and Everwood. The 71-year-old actor, whose work lasted for 60 years, died in a motorcycle accident near Dorset, Vermont, on Monday afternoon. He was taken by helicopter to the Albany Medical Center, where it was said that he had died. His agent Barry McPherson told:
He was killed this afternoon. He was making a left or a right [and] a car cut him off. He the nicest guys and he was so talented. He was an actor's actor. Filmmakers loved him. He's been the heart of Hollywood since the late 1970s.- Barry McPherson
Soon after, the family said in a statement:
It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved Treat Williams has passed away tonight in Dorset, Vt. after a fatal motorcycle accident. As you can imagine, we are shocked and greatly bereaved at this time. Treat was full of love for his family, for his life and for his craft, and was truly at the top of his game in all of it.- Treat Williams family statement
It is all so shocking right now, but please know that Treat was dearly and deeply loved and respected by his family and everyone who knew him. We are beyond devastated and ask that you respect our privacy as we deal with our grief. To all his fans, please know that Treat appreciated all of you and please continue to keep him in your hearts and prayers.- Treat Williams family statement
The actor shared pictures from his beloved Vermont farm just hours before he died. It was where Williams lived with his wife Pam Van Sant, whom he married in 1988. Williams got his start in playing in theater, and he was also a skilled pilot. Gil and Elinor Williams were their two kids.
Treat Williams has had a diverse and successful career spanning over several decades in film, television, and theater. He gained recognition and critical acclaim for his breakout role in the 1975 musical drama film "Hair," where he portrayed the lead character George Berger. This role helped establish him as a talented and versatile actor.
In the following years, Williams continued to make a mark in the film industry with notable performances in movies such as "The Eagle Has Landed" (1976), "1941" (1979), and "Prince of the City" (1981). One of his most memorable roles came in Sergio Leone's epic crime film "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984), where he portrayed a younger version of James Woods' character, Max. Williams showcased his ability to bring depth and complexity to his characters, earning praise from both audiences and critics.
While continuing to work in films, Williams also made appearances on television. In 1993, he starred in the TV series "Eddie Dodd," playing the role of a brilliant defense attorney. His performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination. Williams went on to make numerous guest appearances in popular TV shows, including "The Outer Limits," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and "White Collar."
Throughout his career, Williams has displayed his versatility by taking on a wide range of roles in different genres. He has excelled in dramas, action films, thrillers, and even comedies. In recent years, he has appeared in films such as "127 Hours" (2010), "Deadfall" (2012), and "The Congressman" (2016). Williams has also continued to work in theater, showcasing his talents on stage in productions like "Follies" and "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Treat Williams, who was in the TV shows Everwood and Hair, died in a motorbike accident. He was 71. Barry McPherson, the actor's director of 15 years, told the actor's family on Monday night that he had died. The fire chief of Dorset, Vermont, Jacob Gribble, told that the accident happened on Monday around 5 p.m. on Route 30 by Long Trail Auto, which is close to Dorset, Vermont.