Actor Treat Williams Perishes In Gory Road Accident

Talented Hollywood actor, Treat Williams, has passed on in a road accident aged 71.

The ‘Everwood’ and ‘Hair’ movie/ TV series star was thrown from his motorbike in Vermont on Monday after being hit by an SUV turning left, police disclosed.

Treat Williams was airlifted to the hospital with crucial wounds but pronounced deceased on arrival.

The actor recorded over 130 screen credits in a career that traversed almost 50 years.

“As you can imagine, we are shocked and greatly bereaved at this time,” a family statement published by Variety magazine disclosed.

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

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

He was also famous for his stage acting, with roles in Stephen Sondheim’s Follies and Danny Zuko in the original Broadway production of Grease.

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

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

Birthed Richard Treat Williams in Connecticut in 1951, he is survived by his missis Pam Van Sant, whom he married in 1988. The couple had two kids.

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