Tragic details surrounding Treat Williams' death emerge

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By James Kay

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Treat Williams died following a motorcycle accident on June 12, and more details have emerged about the tragedy.

As previously reported, 71-year-old Williams was riding his motorcycle near his Vermont home when he sadly collided with another vehicle.

The news of his passing was broken by Barry McPherson, his agent of 15 years who spoke to PEOPLE. McPherson said: "He was killed this afternoon. He was making a left or a right [and] a car cut him off. I'm just devastated. He was the nicest guy. He was so talented."

New details reported by the Daily Mail have revealed that Williams was conscious and talking to paramedics on the sidewalk before he succumbed to his injuries.

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Treat Williams has sadly passed away at 71. Credit: David Livingston / Getty

Matt Rapphahn, an eyewitness to the crash, spoke to the outlet: "I saw Treat go flying through the air. The tire was still spinning."

The actor, who was wearing a helmet at the time, was left a few feet from his motorcycle. He was rushed to the hospital but was sadly pronounced dead a short while later.

The driver of the car, who has since been identified as Ryan Koss, left the scene without any injuries, and he was not intoxicated.

Koss attempted to turn left onto Morse Hill Road into a parking lot, and as he began to turn, he collided with the approaching motorcycle.

Following the incident, a police reported stated that "Williams was unable to avoid a collision and was thrown from his motorcycle."

Rapphahn went on: "He [Williams] was totally laid out, and they were asking him basic questions, like do you know where you are, and what's your wife's name, that kind of stuff."

"He was responsive. He seemed like he was awake the whole time because, obviously, when they had to move him, you could see he was in a great deal of pain. They loaded him up into the ambulance and drove off," he concluded while adding that he was "hopeful" that Williams would make a recovery.

Stars have rushed to offer their thoughts to Williams and his family, and tributes were led by Kim Cattrall and John Travolta.

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."

Travolta uploaded an image to his Instagram story, explaining that he and Williams starred in two Broadway shows together in the early stages of their career.

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

Williams's career began in 1975 when he appeared in the thriller Deadly Hero, and from here he only went from strength to strength.

With over 120 credits to his name, he won a Golden Globe for his performance in the 1979 adaptation of Hair, and in 2002 he began his four-year stint on the show Everwood.

Our thoughts continue to be with Williams and his loved ones at this time.

Featured image credit:  Cindy Ord / Getty

Tragic details surrounding Treat Williams' death emerge

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Treat Williams died following a motorcycle accident on June 12, and more details have emerged about the tragedy.

As previously reported, 71-year-old Williams was riding his motorcycle near his Vermont home when he sadly collided with another vehicle.

The news of his passing was broken by Barry McPherson, his agent of 15 years who spoke to PEOPLE. McPherson said: "He was killed this afternoon. He was making a left or a right [and] a car cut him off. I'm just devastated. He was the nicest guy. He was so talented."

New details reported by the Daily Mail have revealed that Williams was conscious and talking to paramedics on the sidewalk before he succumbed to his injuries.

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Treat Williams has sadly passed away at 71. Credit: David Livingston / Getty

Matt Rapphahn, an eyewitness to the crash, spoke to the outlet: "I saw Treat go flying through the air. The tire was still spinning."

The actor, who was wearing a helmet at the time, was left a few feet from his motorcycle. He was rushed to the hospital but was sadly pronounced dead a short while later.

The driver of the car, who has since been identified as Ryan Koss, left the scene without any injuries, and he was not intoxicated.

Koss attempted to turn left onto Morse Hill Road into a parking lot, and as he began to turn, he collided with the approaching motorcycle.

Following the incident, a police reported stated that "Williams was unable to avoid a collision and was thrown from his motorcycle."

Rapphahn went on: "He [Williams] was totally laid out, and they were asking him basic questions, like do you know where you are, and what's your wife's name, that kind of stuff."

"He was responsive. He seemed like he was awake the whole time because, obviously, when they had to move him, you could see he was in a great deal of pain. They loaded him up into the ambulance and drove off," he concluded while adding that he was "hopeful" that Williams would make a recovery.

Stars have rushed to offer their thoughts to Williams and his family, and tributes were led by Kim Cattrall and John Travolta.

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."

Travolta uploaded an image to his Instagram story, explaining that he and Williams starred in two Broadway shows together in the early stages of their career.

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

Williams's career began in 1975 when he appeared in the thriller Deadly Hero, and from here he only went from strength to strength.

With over 120 credits to his name, he won a Golden Globe for his performance in the 1979 adaptation of Hair, and in 2002 he began his four-year stint on the show Everwood.

Our thoughts continue to be with Williams and his loved ones at this time.

Featured image credit:  Cindy Ord / Getty