Actor Treat Williams passed away on Monday, June 12, following a tragic motorcycle accident in Vermont. The 71-year-old actor sustained severe injuries in Dorset, Vermont, when his 1986 Honda motorcycle collided with an SUV that made a sudden turn in front of him, causing Williams to be thrown off his bike. The Vermont State Police reported that Williams was quickly transported to Albany Medical Center in New York, where he was later pronounced deceased. The driver of the SUV emerged unharmed, and although no charges were filed against them, state police are conducting an ongoing investigation into the incident.
In the 1970s, Treat Williams initiated his stage journey as an understudy in the Broadway production of “Grease” and later secured the lead role of Danny Zuko. His venture into the world of cinema began in 1979 when he was chosen for a part in the film adaptation of the musical “Hair.” Subsequently, Williams graced the screen in various other movies such as Steven Spielberg’s “1941,” “Prince of the City,” and “Once Upon a Time in America.”
Furthermore, Williams made notable appearances on television, featuring in prominent roles on shows like “Law & Order” and “Blue Bloods.” He also achieved acclaim for his performance in the WB series “Everwood.”
According to information from IMDb, Williams was born in Connecticut and attended Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, where he initially started his acting career. During summers, he would be at Fulton Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Additionally, Williams possessed a pilot’s license and worked as a flight instructor.
Williams’ family released a statement expressing their profound shock and devastation over his passing. They described him as a person filled with love for his life, family, and profession.
Actress Sharon Lawrence, who shared the screen with Williams in the movie “The Christmas House,” expressed her astonishment upon hearing the news through an Instagram post. She described Williams as an extraordinary individual who thoroughly enjoyed his life.