'Everwood' and 'Hair' star Treat Williams dies aged 71 after motorcycle accident

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By James Kay

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Treat Williams, a star in Everwood and Hair, has sadly passed away aged 71 following a motorcycle accident where a car allegedly "cut him off".

The 71-year-old star was on his motorbike in a parking lot near his ranch in Vermont yesterday (June 12) when he collided with a Honda, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The news of Williams' tragic passing was confirmed by Barry McPherson, his agent of 15 years who spoke to PEOPLE.

"He was killed this afternoon. He was making a left or a right [and] a car cut him off," McPherson said. "I'm just devastated. He was the nicest guy. He was so talented."

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Treat Williams has sadly died, aged 71. Credit: Phillip Faraone / Getty

He went on to describe Williams as the "heart of Hollywood" since the '70s and noted that filmmakers loved working with him.

"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," McPherson continued.

The accident happened at around 5:00 PM as confirmed by Jacob Gribble, the fire chief for Dorset, Vermont. Investigators confirmed that the crash involved the motorcycle and one other vehicle, which they believe was turning and didn't see Williams.

Williams was the only one injured in the accident and was airlifted to a New York hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save his life.

Both celebrities and fans alike have rushed to pay their respects to Williams, led by Grease star John Travolta.

Taking to Instagram, Travolta explained that he and Williams starred in two Broadway shows together in the early stages of their career, while adding that he would be missed.

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Travolta pays his respects to Williams. Credit: Instagram / John Travolta

Sharon Stone also paid her respects on her Instagram story as she shared a screenshot of the news story while writing "sad news rest in peace brother".

Kim Cattrall shared an image of herself and Williams starring in the 1999 TV movie 36 Hours to Die, as she penned: "I’m in shock! RIP Dear Treat. My condolences to Pam, Gilles, Ellie and the family. A wonderful actor and friend."

Williams' career began in 1975 after making his debut in the thriller Deadly Hero, and he went from strength to strength in the years that followed.

In 1979, he took on the role of George Berger in the movie adaptation of Hair, which was based on a Broadway musical. This role earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe.

In 2002, he began his four-year stint on Everwood, where he played Dr. Andrew "Andy" Brown, and would be nominated for a SAG award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series.

Williams worked with many iconic people in Hollywood, and over the span of his career, he gained over 120 credits which showed how those in the industry adored working with him.

Our thoughts are with Williams' friends, family, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: Rachel Luna / Getty

'Everwood' and 'Hair' star Treat Williams dies aged 71 after motorcycle accident

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By James Kay

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Treat Williams, a star in Everwood and Hair, has sadly passed away aged 71 following a motorcycle accident where a car allegedly "cut him off".

The 71-year-old star was on his motorbike in a parking lot near his ranch in Vermont yesterday (June 12) when he collided with a Honda, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The news of Williams' tragic passing was confirmed by Barry McPherson, his agent of 15 years who spoke to PEOPLE.

"He was killed this afternoon. He was making a left or a right [and] a car cut him off," McPherson said. "I'm just devastated. He was the nicest guy. He was so talented."

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Treat Williams has sadly died, aged 71. Credit: Phillip Faraone / Getty

He went on to describe Williams as the "heart of Hollywood" since the '70s and noted that filmmakers loved working with him.

"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," McPherson continued.

The accident happened at around 5:00 PM as confirmed by Jacob Gribble, the fire chief for Dorset, Vermont. Investigators confirmed that the crash involved the motorcycle and one other vehicle, which they believe was turning and didn't see Williams.

Williams was the only one injured in the accident and was airlifted to a New York hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save his life.

Both celebrities and fans alike have rushed to pay their respects to Williams, led by Grease star John Travolta.

Taking to Instagram, Travolta explained that he and Williams starred in two Broadway shows together in the early stages of their career, while adding that he would be missed.

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Travolta pays his respects to Williams. Credit: Instagram / John Travolta

Sharon Stone also paid her respects on her Instagram story as she shared a screenshot of the news story while writing "sad news rest in peace brother".

Kim Cattrall shared an image of herself and Williams starring in the 1999 TV movie 36 Hours to Die, as she penned: "I’m in shock! RIP Dear Treat. My condolences to Pam, Gilles, Ellie and the family. A wonderful actor and friend."

Williams' career began in 1975 after making his debut in the thriller Deadly Hero, and he went from strength to strength in the years that followed.

In 1979, he took on the role of George Berger in the movie adaptation of Hair, which was based on a Broadway musical. This role earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe.

In 2002, he began his four-year stint on Everwood, where he played Dr. Andrew "Andy" Brown, and would be nominated for a SAG award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series.

Williams worked with many iconic people in Hollywood, and over the span of his career, he gained over 120 credits which showed how those in the industry adored working with him.

Our thoughts are with Williams' friends, family, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: Rachel Luna / Getty