Remembering a friend. Celebrities have paid tribute to Treat Williams after the actor’s shock death in a motorcycle accident.
“It’s tough, and I don’t like to do that on social media, but I want to share what an absolute treasure Treat Williams was – both as an actor and as a person,” Matt Bomer began in an Instagram post shared on Monday, June 12. He’s one of the few actors I’ve worked with who still watched over me, even years after we worked together.
THE american horror story alum, 45, starred alongside Williams on White collaraired on USA Network from 2009 to 2014. The Late Everwood veteran played Bomer’s character’s father, Neal Caffrey, in Season 4.
Emily VanCampwho appeared on Everwood with Williams for the duration of all four seasons, also took to Instagram to honor her former co-star. “The many times we worked together – always wonderful and I was always excited for the next time,” said the Revenge alum, 37, wrote alongside a throwback photo of Williams on Monday.
Williams’ family confirmed he died Monday at age 71 after being involved in a motorcycle accident. “It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved Treat Williams passed away this evening in Dorset, Vermont, after a fatal motorcycle accident,” they said in a statement. “As you can imagine, we are shocked and deeply bereaved at this time.”
Vermont State Police say Williams was seriously injured around 5 p.m. ET when an SUV spun in front of him, ending in a crash that threw him off his motorcycle. After the incident, he was airlifted to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the SUV did not receive a subpoena, but police noted that an investigation is still ongoing.
Williams is survived by his wife, Pam Van Santand their children, son Gill, 31, and daughter Elinor, 25.
In their statement, the actor’s family said they were “beyond devastated” by his death. “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 this,” they continued. “This is all so shocking right now, but please know that Treat was deeply loved and respected by his family and all who knew him.”
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