Barry McPherson, the actor’s 15-year agent, acknowledged his death on Monday evening.
McPherson said that Treat Williams was killed this afternoon. He was turning left or right, and a car cut him off, McPherson explains. He is really heartbroken. He was the sweetest person. He was really gifted.
He was a performer’s performer. The film industry adored him. He’s been the beating heart of Hollywood since the late 1970s, McPherson adds. He was very pleased with his performance this year. Williams has been pleased with the job he has given him. He’s had a well-rounded career.
According to Jacob Gribble, the fire chief for Dorset, Vermont, the incident occurred on Monday at 5 p.m. on Route 30 by Long Trail Auto near Dorset, Vermont.
According to Gribble, the incident involved just one automobile and Williams’ motorcycle. Officials suspect the car’s driver was turning and did not see the motorcycle. The biker was the only victim, according to Gribble, and a LifeNet helicopter airlifted him to a hospital in New York.
The Manchester Fire Department arrived and prepared the helicopter landing zone. East Dorset Fire and Rupert Fire were among the other emergency agencies that responded.
Later that day, the Vermont State Police issued a news statement verifying Williams’ name and providing facts about the collision. The probe is still in its early stages, according to police, and team members will return to the area on Tuesday, June 13, to finish investigating the evidence.
His lengthy career began in 1975, when he made his cinematic debut in the thriller Deadly Hero. From then on, he proceeded to appear in other films, including The Ritz and The Eagle Has Landed in 1976.
Williams’ career peaked in 1979, when he starred as George Berger in Hair, a film based on the Broadway musical. His first Golden Globe nomination for “New Star of the Year” as an actor came as a result of this portrayal. He went on to get another Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a motion picture drama for his performance in 1981’s Prince of the City.
On the WB’s Everwood, he started playing the lead character of Dr. Andrew “Andy” Brown in 2002. He appeared in all four seasons of the show and was nominated for a SAG Award for best performance by a male actor in a drama series in 2003–2004.
Williams’ career spanned four decades, including performances in films such as Steven Spielberg’s 1941 and Heart of Dixie, as well as television episodes such as Blue Bloods, The Late Shift, Chicago Fire, and Chesapeake Shores.
Williams also starred in Hallmark films such as The Christmas House, Beyond the Blackboard, Safe Harbor, and Chasing a Dream, as well as Dolly Parton’s Christmas in the Square and The Noel Diary on Netflix.
His wife, actress Pam Van Sant, and their two kids, Gill and Ellie, survive him.
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