Everwood The Treat Williams star has died after being involved in a motorcycle accident. He was 71 years old.
“He was killed this afternoon. He turned left or right [and] a car cut him off,” the 15-year-old actor’s rep barry McPherson confirmed at People in a press release on Monday, June 12. “I’m just devastated. He was the nicest guy. He was so talented.
He continued, “He was an actor actor. The filmmakers loved him. He’s been the heart of Hollywood since the late 1970s. He was really proud of his performance this year. He was so happy with the job I offered him. He had a balanced career.
jacob gribbleDorset, Vermont, fire chief says the crash happened around 5 p.m. ET Monday on Route 30 and involved a single car and Williams’ motorcycle, per People. Local authorities have yet to identify the Hair star, but Gribble noted that the motorcyclist was believed to be the only person injured and that a LifeNet helicopter was summoned from Ticonderoga, New York, to airlift him to the hospital.
Williams, who made his stage debut, began his film career in the 1970s by appearing in various mainstream hits like Mortal hero, the Ritz And The eagle has landed. His big breakthrough, however, came in 1979 when he starred as George Berger in the critically acclaimed Broadway film adaptation. Hair. The role earned him a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year – Actor. His second nomination came in 1981 for his portrayal of Daniel Ciello in town prince.
THE 1941 The actor has also made his mark on the small screen. After playing Dr. Andy Brown in The WB’s Everwood from 2002 to 2006—a performance that earned him a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series—Williams landed roles on network hits like Blue blood And The late change. In 2016, he began his tenure as Mick O’Brien on Hallmark Channel’s Chesapeake ribsa family drama based on the novel by Sherryl wood of the same name. He remained on the show until its sixth and final season.
While Williams found success in the entertainment industry, he also found happiness in his personal life. Connecticut’s Married Wife Pam Van Sant – whom he met while she was a waitress in a New York restaurant – in 1988. The couple went on to welcome two children, Gille and Ellie, in 1992 and 1998, respectively.
In August 2018, Williams opened in Parade on how having a family changed the way he approached his career – and helped him decide what roles he would take on.
“At this point in my life, if I’m going to leave the house in Vermont, which I love, it really has to be, ‘Oh boy, I can’t wait to get on the plane to do this with these guys. there,” he told the outlet, adding that the “best” advice he ever received was to be “passionate” about the work he does.
“Do what you want. Do what you like. The rest will take care of itself,” he continued. “I’ve always lived like this. I think it’s a great way to pursue everything you love in life. Be passionate, engage and the rest will come. I don’t know how wise it is, but it’s the best I’ve had today.
Williams is survived by his wife and children.