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‘Hair’ and ‘Everwood’ actor Treat Williams dead at 71 following motorcycle accident


‘Hair’ and ‘Everwood’ actor Treat Williams dead at 71 following motorcycle accident


Actor Treat Williams, best known for his roles in “Hair” and “Everwood,” has died at 71 years old after a motorcycle accident in Vermont.

Williams’ representative Barry McPherson confirmed the news to People magazine on Monday night, revealing that the actor was killed following an accident that occurred as he made a turn and was cut off by another vehicle.

Williams’ death has sent shockwaves through Hollywood, with many paying tribute to the actor’s talent and kindness.

McPherson described Williams as “an actor’s actor,” loved by filmmakers and considered the heart of Hollywood since the late 1970s.

He added that Williams had been proud of his recent performance, saying that he was “so happy with the work that I got him” and had “a balanced career.”

However, McPherson did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.


Further details surrounding the accident were released by the Vermont State Police, who stated that around 4:53 p.m., “a southbound 2008 Honda Element […] attempted to turn left into a parking lot.”

The initial investigation detailed that the Element “stopped, signaled a left turn, and then turned into the path of a northbound 1986 Honda VT700c motorcycle operated by Williams.”

The actor was unable to avoid a collision and was thrown from his motorcycle.

He suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was pronounced dead.

Williams’ decades-long career began with his film debut in “Deadly Hero” in 1976, leading him to accrue more than 120 film credits.

He went on to play in numerous films by Steven Spielberg, including “1941,” “Prince of the City,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Chesapeake Shore.”

The actor landed his first Golden Globe nomination for his role in the 1979 film “Hair,” based on the Broadway musical.

He would later win a Primetime Emmy award in 1996 for his role in “The Late Shift.”

Just hours before his death, Williams tweeted a photo of his lawn with the caption, “Mowing today.

Wish I could bottle the scent.”

In a separate video of someone mowing his lawn, the Vermont local said, “What a real Vermonter does.”

The actor is survived by his wife, Pam Van Sant, whom he married in 1988, and their two children, Gill and Elinor.

Fans and colleagues alike have expressed their sadness at the news of Williams’ passing.

“I am devastated to hear the news about Treat Williams,” wrote one Twitter user.

“He was an incredible actor and will be deeply missed.”

Meanwhile, director James Mangold tweeted, “Nothing but love and admiration for the great Treat Williams.

A true professional and wonderful human being who always brought his best to every project.

Rest in peace, my friend.”

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