Actor Treat William killed in a motorcycle crash

Treat William killed

Actor Treat Williams, best known for his illustrious career spanning nearly five decades, including notable roles in the TV series “Everwood” and the film “Hair”, tragically passed away on Monday following a motorcycle accident in Vermont. He was 71 years old.

The incident occurred in the city of Dorset, where a Honda SUV turned left into a parking lot and collided with Williams’ motorcycle, according to a statement from the Vermont State Police. Despite his efforts to avoid the collision, Williams fell from his motorcycle and was seriously injured. He was immediately airlifted to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was later pronounced dead.

Significantly, Williams was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, which has been confirmed by the police. Fortunately, the driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalisation. Although he signaled the turn, he was not immediately taken into custody, pending further investigation into the accident.

According to police, Richard Treat Williams, known professionally as Treat Williams, lived in Manchester Center, located in southern Vermont. His agent Barry Macpherson also confirmed the sad news of the actor’s demise. In an interview with People magazine, Macpherson expressed deep devastation and admiration for Williams, describing him as a genuinely kind person and an extremely talented actor. He further acknowledged Williams’ influential presence within the Hollywood industry since the late 1970s, emphasizing her popularity among filmmakers.


Born in Connecticut, Williams made his film debut in 1975 as a police officer in the film Deadly Hero. Subsequently, he appeared in over 120 television and film roles, making a significant mark on the entertainment industry. Some of his notable film credits include The Eagle Has Landed, Prince of the City, and Once Upon a Time in America. Williams received critical acclaim for his portrayal of George Berger, leader of the hippie movement, in the 1979 film adaptation of the popular musical Hair, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination.

While Williams showcased his acting skills in several television shows, his portrayal of Dr. Andrew Brown in the TV series Everwood from 2002 to 2006 is one of his most recognizable roles. In the TV series, she portrayed a widowed brain surgeon from Manhattan who, along with her two children, decides to build a new home in the charming Colorado mountain town of Everwood. Additionally, Williams had a recurring role as Lenny Ross on the TV show Blue Bloods.


Throughout his career, Williams showcased his talents on Broadway, starring in such productions as Grease and Pirates of Penzance.

Colleagues and friends are expressing their grief and appreciation for Williams. Actor James Woods, who worked closely with Williams during the filming of Once Upon a Time in America, recalled their time together in Rome and praised Williams for her good spirit and sense of humor. Similarly, writer, director and producer Justin Williams shared fond memories of their friendship that began during the production of Mamet’s Speed the Plow in 1991, describing Williams as the best and expressing his deep sadness at his passing. Actor Wendell Pierce also expressed his grief and shared his experiences of Williams’ passionate and courageous nature, highlighting her generous support and condolences.

The entertainment industry mourns the passing of Treat Williams, a beloved actor whose passion, creativity and kindness endeared him to his colleagues and fans alike. His contribution will be remembered and his memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and appreciated his remarkable talent. Rest in peace, Treat Williams.

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