Treat Williams, an actor who rose to fame for his roles in the films “Everwood,” “Prince of the City,” and “Hair,” has died. He was 71.
Williams’ agent, Barry McPherson, told People that Williams died in a motorcycle accident, and he also confirmed the heartbreaking news.
“He passed away this afternoon. He was making a left or right turn when a driver abruptly cut him off, claims McPherson.
I am destroyed. He was a really generous man. He was so talented.
“Williams has had a distinguished career,” the statement reads, referring to his more than 40 years as a pillar of the entertainment business. “Movie makers adored him. He has been the focus of the Hollywood scene since the late 1970s, said McPherson. This year, he took tremendous satisfaction in his efforts.
Williams apparently gained notoriety due to his part in the 1975 film “Deadly Hero.” Before his death, he participated in a number of TV and film projects, including “The Late Shift,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy, and “A Streetcar Named Desire,” for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Treat Williams wrote on Twitter about how he intended to mow his property and a video of someone driving a tractor just a few hours before his death was discovered.
Fans expressed their astonishment and disbelief at how suddenly he appeared to be gone after learning of his passing. “After two hours, everything is different. The time of day is never quite predictable. RIP,” a supporter wrote. The tweet from today described bottling the aroma of just cut grass…Indeed, a life well lived,” added another.
Outside of the performing arts, Williams has frequently emphasized how much he enjoys the Vermont countryside. In 2020, the late actor told Southern Living that he enjoyed spending his days with his family caring for his 200-year-old house. He sat on the tractor and remarked, “I wish I could thank someone for this since this is a great life.
Williams is survived by his wife Pam Van Sant, their two children Gill and Elinor Williams, and Williams himself. “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,” the family stated in a statement provided to Deadline. “Please know that Treat was incredibly loved and respected by his family and everyone he knew, even though everything is very upsetting.”