Treat Williams, Star of ‘Everwood’ and ‘Hair,’ Dead at 71 Following Motorcycle Accident

Treat Williams, Star of 'Everwood' and 'Hair,' Dead at 71 Following Motorcycle Accident

“He was the most considerate person. He was so talented,” Barry McPherson, Treat Williams’ agent, says to PEOPLE.

Treat Williams, the star of Everwood and Hair, has died after being involved in a motorcycle accident. He was 71.

On Monday evening, the actor’s 15-year agent, Barry McPherson, confirmed the actor’s passing to PEOPLE.

“This afternoon, he passed away. He was making a left or a right [and] a car cut him off,” McPherson says. “He was the nicest guy, and I’m just devastated. He was so talented.”

“The actor’s actor, he was. Filmmakers loved him. He’s been the heart of the Hollywood since the late 1970s,” McPherson continues. “He had a great deal of pride in his accomplishments this year. He is overjoyed with the work I got him. His career has been well-rounded.”

The collision took place on Monday at around 5:00 p.m., according to Jacob Gribble, the fire chief for Dorset, Vermont. on Long Trail Auto along Route 30 close to Dorset, Vermont.

According to Gribble, Williams’ motorcycle and one car were both involved in the incident. According to investigators, the car’s driver was turning when the motorcycle was present but failed to notice. According to Gribble, the motorcyclist was the only casualty, and a LifeNet helicopter was called in to fly him to a hospital in New York.

The Manchester Fire Department responded and prepared the helicopter’s landing area. East Dorset Fire and Rupert Fire were among the other emergency services to arrive.

Later on Monday, the Vermont State Police released a press release confirming Williams’ identity and outlining the specifics of the collision. The investigation, according to police, is still in its early stages. On Tuesday, June 13, team members will go back to the scene of the collision to finish processing the scene.

The actor’s longstanding career dates back to 1975, when he made his film debut in the thriller Deadly Hero. From there, he began to take on more film roles, including 1976’s The Ritz and The Eagle Has Landed.

In 1979, Williams’ career reached a high point when he starred as George Berger in the film Hair, which was based on the He received his first Golden Globe nomination for new star of the year – actor for the role in the Broadway musical. He later earned another Golden Globe nom for best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in 1981’s Prince of the City.

He started playing the title role of Dr. Andrew “Andy” Brown on The WB’s Everwood. He played the lead role on the show for all four seasons, and in 2003–2004, he was nominated for a SAG Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series.

With more than 120 credits to his name, Williams’ career extended over four decades with appearances in films like Steven Spielberg’s 1941 and Heart of Dixie, and television shows like Blue Bloods, The Late Shift, Chicago Fire and Chesapeake Shores.

Williams also appeared in several Hallmark projects like The Christmas House, Beyond the Blackboard, Safe Harbor and Chasing a Dream, as well as Netflix’s Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square and The Noel Diary.


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