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Dorsett, Vt – actor Treat Williams, whose 50-year career included starring roles in television series everwood And the movie PoetryThe state police said, on Monday, after a motorcycle accident in Vermont. He was 71 years old.
Just before 5pm, the Honda SUV was turning left into a car park when it collided with a Williams motorbike in Dorset, according to the police. statement Vermont State Police.
“Williams was unable to avoid collision and was thrown from his motorcycle. He sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was pronounced dead,” the statement stated.
Police said Williams was wearing a helmet.
The sports car driver sustained minor injuries and was not hospitalised. Police said he signaled the role and was not immediately arrested, although an investigation into the incident continues.
Police said Williams, whose full name is Richard Treat Williams, lived in Manchester Center in southern Vermont.
His agent, Barry McPherson, also confirmed the actor’s death.
“I’m devastated,” McPherson told People magazine. “He was the nicest guy. He was so talented.”
“He was an actor,” McPherson said. “The filmmakers loved it. It’s been the heart of Hollywood since the late ’70s.”
Born in Connecticut in 1975, Williams appeared as a police officer in the film The killer hero He went on to appear in more than 120 television and film roles, including films. The eagle has landedAnd Prince of the city And Once upon a time in America.
He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role as hippie leader George Berger in the 1979 film version of the hit musical. Poetry.
He has appeared in dozens of TV shows but is perhaps best known for his starring role from 2002 to 2006 in The everwood As Dr. Andrew Brown, a widowed brain surgeon from Manhattan who moves with his two children to the Colorado mountain town of that name.
Williams also had a recurring role as Lenny Ross on the TV show Blue blood.
Williams’ stage appearances have included Broadway shows, incl fat And Penzance Hackers.
Colleagues and friends have praised Williams as kind, generous and inventive.
A treat I spent months in Rome photographing Once upon a time in AmericaActor James Woods tweeted. He can be very lonely on the road during a long shoot, but his resilient good cheer and sense of humor was a godsend. I really loved him and was devastated that he was gone.”
Working with Treat Williams at Mamet Plow acceleration In Williamstown in 1991 was the beginning of a great friendship,” writer, director and producer Justine Williams tweeted. Damn, damn it. Deal, you are the best. I love you.”
“Treatment Williams was a passionate, adventurous and creative man,” actor Wendell Pierce wrote on Twitter. “In a short period of time, he quickly became friends with me and his adventurous spirit was contagious. We only worked on one movie together but occasionally over the years. Kind and generous with advice and support. RIP.”
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