Treat Williams, the star of Everwood and Hair, has died after being involved in a motorcycle accident. He was 71. The actor’s death was confirmed to PEOPLE on Monday evening by his agent of 15 years, Barry McPherson. He first came to prominence with his appearances in two 1979 films: the musical Hair and Steven Spielberg’s 1941. His subsequent credits included a mixture of starring and supporting roles in films such as Prince of the City (1981), Flashpoint (1984), Smooth Talk (1985), Dead Heat (1988), The Phantom (1996), The Devil’s Own (1997), Deep Rising (1998), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), Miss Congeniality 2 (2005), and Second Act (2018). Williams’ accolades include nominations for two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globes, a Primetime Emmy, two Satellite Awards, and an Independent Spirit Award.
Outside of film, Williams starred as Dr. Andy Brown on The WB’s Everwood (2002–2006)—for which he was twice nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series—and as Mick O’Brien on Hallmark’s Chesapeake Shores (2016–2022). He received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for his work in the television films A Streetcar Named Desire (1984) and The Late Shift (1996), respectively, and had recurring roles on White Collar (2012–2013) and Chicago Fire (2013–2018). On stage, Williams appeared in the lead role of Danny Zuko in the original Broadway run of Grease in 1972. His other theatre credits include Once in a Lifetime (Broadway, 1978), The Pirates of Penzance (Broadway, 1981), Love Letters (off-Broadway, 1989), and the 2001 Broadway revival of Follies. In 2010, Williams authored the children’s book Air Show!
He died in the incident involved a single car and Williams’ motorcycle. Investigators believe the driver of the car was turning and didn’t see the motorcycle. The Manchester Fire Department responded and set up the landing zone for the helicopter. Williams lived in Park City, Utah and Manchester Center, Vermont, with his wife, Pam Van Sant, and their two children, Gille and Ellie.