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Actor Treat Williams dies aged 71: what happened to the Everwood star?

The tragic news was confirmed on Monday evening by the agent of Golden Globe nominated actor and star of Everwood.

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Treat Williams

On Monday evening, Treat Williams’ agent confirmed the news to People about the tragic motorbike accident . The actor’s career dates back nearly half a century including landing him roles in the films ‘Hair’ and ‘Prince of the City’ for which he earned Golden Globe nominations. Williams also captured hearts as Dr. Andrew “Andy” Brown over four seasons of The WB’s ‘Everwood’.

Treat Williams dies in motorbike accident

“He was killed this afternoon. He was making a left or a right [and] a car cut him off,” said Barry McPherson, his agent of 15 years. “I’m just devastated. He was the nicest guy. He was so talented.

“He was an actor’s actor. Filmmakers loved him. He’s been the heart of the Hollywood since the late 1970s. He was really proud of his performance this year. He’s been so happy with the work that I got him. He’s had a balanced career.”

The media outlet also spoke to local fire chief, Jacob Gribble, who advised that the crash occurred on Monday at approximately 5 p.m. on Route 30 near Dorset, Vermont, in the vicinity of Long Trail Auto. He said that the incident involved a single car and Williams’ motorcycle with the investigation suggesting that the driver of the car was making a turn and failed to see the motorcycle. No one else was hurt in the incident and emergency responders called for a LifeNet helicopter to airlift him to a hospital in New York.

Vermont State Police issued a press release confirming Williams’ identity and providing additional details about the crash.

The Vermont State Police is investigating a crash between an SUV and a motorcycle Monday afternoon, June 12, 2023, in Dorset in which the operator of the motorcycle suffered fatal injuries. The motorcyclist is identified as Richard Treat Williams, 71, of Manchester Center, Vermont.

The crash occurred at about 4:53 p.m. Monday on Vermont Route 30 just north of Morse Hill Road when a southbound 2008 Honda Element driven by Ryan M. Koss, 35, of Pownal, Vermont, attempted to turn left into a parking lot. Initial investigation indicates the Element stopped, signaled a left turn, and then turned into the path of a northbound 1986 Honda VT700c motorcycle operated by Williams. Williams was unable to avoid a collision and was thrown from his motorcycle. He suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was pronounced dead. Koss was checked by medical personnel at the scene for minor injuries and was not transported to a hospital.

The investigation into this crash is in its early stages. No further details are available at this time. The state police will release additional information as the investigation progresses.

Tributes pour in for Treat Williams