Treat Williams, Actor Known for Roles in Steven Spielberg Films, Dies at 71

Treat Williams, a veteran actor known for his work in Steven Spielberg’s films, has died at the age of 71. He died unexpectedly on Monday following a motorcycle accident in Vermont. The news was confirmed by his rep, Barry McPherson, who stated that Williams was killed when a car cut him off while he was making a turn on his motorcycle.

Treat Williams was an accomplished actor who had appeared in over 120 films throughout his career. He was known for his work in numerous Steven Spielberg films, including “1941,” “Prince of the City,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Chesapeake Shore.” He also received critical acclaim for his role in the 1979 film “Hair,” which earned him his first Golden Globe nomination. He later won a Primetime Emmy award in 1996 for his role in “The Late Shift.”

Details of the Accident

According to the Vermont State Police, the accident occurred when a southbound car attempted to turn left into a parking lot. The car stopped, signaled a left turn, and then turned into the path of Williams’ northbound motorcycle. Williams was unable to avoid a collision and was thrown from his motorcycle. He suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Officials stated that the investigation is still in its early stages.

The Legacy of Treat Williams

Treat Williams was a beloved figure in the entertainment industry and was known for his talent, kindness, and professionalism. He was described by his rep as an “actor’s actor” and was loved by filmmakers. He had a long and balanced career, and he was proud of his performance in his most recent work.

Williams is survived by his wife, Pam Van Sant, whom he married in 1988, and their two children, Gill and Elinor.

A Final Tweet

Just hours before his untimely death, Williams had tweeted a photo of his lawn with the caption, “Mowing today. Wish I could bottle the scent.” In a separate video, he could be heard saying, “What a real Vermonter does.”

Williams’ death has left the entertainment industry and his fans in shock. He will be remembered for his incredible talent, his kindness, and his contributions to the film industry.


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