Tragic news struck the entertainment industry as beloved actor Treat Williams passed away on Monday at the age of 71. Williams, recognized for his iconic roles in the television series “Everwood” and the film “Hair,” lost his life in a motorcycle accident in Vermont, according to state police reports.
Treat Williams Dies at 71
The incident occurred in Dorset when a Honda SUV made a left turn into a parking lot, colliding with Williams’ motorcycle shortly before 5 p.m. Despite his efforts to avoid the collision, Williams was thrown from his bike, sustaining critical injuries. He was swiftly airlifted to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was later pronounced dead.
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Authorities have confirmed that Williams was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalization. While the driver had signaled the turn, they were not immediately detained as the crash investigation continued, as per the police statement.
Richard Treat Williams, known professionally as Treat Williams, resided in Manchester Center, Vermont. His agent, Barry McPherson, expressed his devastation and paid tribute to Williams’ remarkable talent and genuine kindness. McPherson described Williams as an “actor’s actor,” loved by filmmakers and considered the heart of Hollywood since the late 1970s.
Born in Connecticut, Williams made his big-screen debut in 1975 with a role as a police officer in the film “Deadly Hero.” He went on to grace over 120 TV and film projects, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. Some notable films in his extensive repertoire include “The Eagle Has Landed,” “Prince of the City,” and “Once Upon a Time in America.” The loss of Treat Williams is mourned by fans and colleagues alike, as the entertainment world remembers him for his exceptional talent and contributions to the craft.