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‘Everwood’ Star Treat Williams Dies at 71 After Motorcycle Accident

Treat Williams, the talented and prolific actor best known for essaying the character of Dr. Andy Brown in Greg Berlanti’s show Everwood has died. He passed away at the age of 71 after being involved in a motorcycle accident.

According to a report by People, the unfortunate news of Williams’ tragic demise was confirmed by his agent of 15 years, Barry McPherson. Keep scrolling further to learn more deets about the motorcycle accident.

Treat Williams dead at 71 after a motorcycle accident

Versatile actor Treat Williams is no longer with us. His agent Barry McPherson announced the heartbreaking news of his demise. The Hair actor died after being involved in a motorcycle accident. At the time of his death, he was 71 years old.

McPherson said, “He was killed this afternoon. He was making a left or a right [and] a car cut him off. I’m just devastated. He was the nicest guy. He was so talented. He was an actor’s actor. Filmmakers loved him.”

Barry went on to say, “He’s been the heart of the Hollywood since the late 1970s. He was really proud of his performance this year. He’s been so happy with the work that I got him. He’s had a balanced career.”

In a statement issued to Deadline, Williams’ family said, “It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved Treat Williams has passed away tonight in Dorset, Vermont after a fatal motorcycle accident. As you can imagine, we are shocked and greatly bereaved at this time.”

It further read, “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. 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.”

They continued, “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.” Williams’ survivors include his actress wife, Pam Van Sant, and their two kids, Ellie and Gill.

More details about the motorcycle accident

Jacob Gribble, the fire chief for Dorset, shared with People magazine, that the accident saw the light of day around 5 p.m. ET on Route 30 by Long Trail Auto near Dorset, Vermont, and it involved Williams’ motorcycle and a single car.

The cops believe that the driver of the car was turning and didn’t see the motorcycle of Treat. Gribble mentioned that Williams was the only person hurt during the accident. It has been reported by the media outlet, that soon after the crash, he was airlifted to a hospital in New York.

Who was Treat Williams?

Treat Williams was an American actor, writer, and aviator who was born on December 1, 1951, in Stamford, Connecticut to Marian and Richard Norman Williams. He kicked off his film career in the 1970s by starring in films like The Eagle Has Landed, The Ritz, and Deadly Hero.

In 1979, Williams was cast to play the role of George in the movie adaptation of Broadway’s critically acclaimed Hair. He even bagged a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year — Actor for his brilliant performance. Then, he essayed the character of Daniel Ciello in Prince of the City. The role earned him his second nomination in 1981.

In addition to this, Treat also starred in a couple of TV shows. In 2002, he started playing the lead role of Dr. Andy Brown in The WB’s Everwood which ran from 2002 to 2006. He was nominated for a SAG Award for his performance in the drama series. He appeared in TV shows such as Blue Bloods, Chicago Fire, Good Advice, We Own This City, and Chesapeake Shores.

He was also a part of many movies like Steven Spielberg’s 1941, Bonds of Love, The Christmas House, Guilty Hearts, Beyond the Blackboard, The Noel Diary, Safe Harbor and Chasing a Dream, Front of the Class, and Heart of Dixie.

How did the celebs react to Treat Williams’ demise?

As soon as the news of Treat Williams’ death broke out, many celebrities took to various social media platforms to pay their heartfelt tributes to the amazing actor.

The Once Upon a Time in America star James Woods tweeted, “Treat and I spent months in Rome filming Once Upon a Time in America. It can be pretty lonely on the road during a long shoot, but his resilient good cheer and sense of humor was a Godsend. I really loved him and am devastated that he’s gone. #RIP #TreatWilliams”

American actor Wendell Price penned, “Treat Williams was a passionate, adventurous, creative man. In a short period of time, he quickly befriended me & his adventurous spirit was infectious. We worked on just 1 film together but occasionally connected over the years. Kind and generous with advice and support. RIP”

The Fair Game star Billy Baldwin tweeted, “He had it all. Smart. Talented. Funny. Charming. Successful. Handsome. Compassionate. Heart of gold. And that name… Treat Williams. He truly and deeply cared about what’s going on here in America and around the world. Climate change, social justice, freedom, truth, tolerance… love. Beloved by his family, friends, fans, colleagues… his community. A terrible loss. You will be missed. Rest in power Treat.”

The Cult of Chucky actress Jennifer Tilly added, “So saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of Treat Williams. He was a great American actor, and more importantly a kind and decent man.”

Popular critic Richard Roeper penned, “I loved following the wonderful Treat Williams, who shared so many warm and lovely and peaceful Tweets with us over the years. So deeply sorry to hear of his passing.”

We send our sincere condolences to the friends and family of the Hollywood actor Treat Williams during this time of difficulty. May his soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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