Treat Williams: Everwood and Hair actor dies in road accident

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Treat Williams is an „actor’s actor,” says his longtime manager

Actor Treat Williams, who starred in the movie Hair and the American TV series Everwood, has died in a road accident at the age of 71.

Police said Williams was thrown from his motorcycle in Vermont on Monday when he was hit by an SUV that turned left.

He was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The actor recorded 130 screen credits in a career spanning 50 years.

„As you can imagine, we are shocked and deeply saddened at this time,” the family said in a statement published by Variety.

„Treed was full of love for his family, his life and his craft, and he was at the top of his game through it all.”

Williams’ agent, 15-year-old Barry McPherson, described him as „very talented”.

„He was an actor’s actor,” McPherson told People magazine, adding that Williams had been „at the heart of Hollywood since the late 1970s.”

Actor Wendell Pierce described Williams on social media as a „passionate…creative man” whose „adventurous spirit was infectious”.

Following his breakthrough in 1979 as hippie George Berger in Hair, Williams appeared in Stephen Spielberg’s 1941 (1979), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Dead Heat (1988), and Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (1995). and Deep Rising (1998).

In the early 2000s, Williams appeared in four series of the American television drama Everwood as the widowed Dr. Andy Brown, and he also took on roles in Chesapeake Shores, Blue Bloods and Chicago Fire.

He was nominated for an Emmy for his work in the 1996 TV movie The Late Shift, and received three Golden Globe nominations in the 1980s.

Richard Treat Williams was born in Connecticut in 1951 to his wife Pam Van Sant, whom he married in 1988. The couple had two children.

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