RIP Treat Williams

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‚Äď2006)‚ÄĒfor which he was twice nominated for the¬†Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series‚ÄĒand as Mick O’Brien on¬†Hallmark’s¬†Chesapeake Shores¬†(2016‚Äď2022). 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‚Äď2013) and¬†Chicago Fire¬† (2013‚Äď2018). 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‚Äôt 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.

Six Weird Laws In Kenya (Mostly Nairobi)

1. Dragging a suitcase on a public street is illegal

You are probably travelling upcountry, with your heavy suitcase and opt to drag it to the bus stage. Please, let that mkokoteni guy carry it for you! It is an offence to drag a suitcase on a public street. So, next time, be careful Kanjo don’t see you or you may cool your heels at Muthurwa or the city court.

2. You can’t enter a house on fire without permission from a senior fire officer

If you leave nyama quarter on the stove as you step out to pick sukuma wiki from the estate stall, returned to a house on fire with your baby inside, you can’t go inside to save the baby. Your baby! Insane right? Yes, but that is the law, you have to wait for authorisation from a senior fire officer. That is not all, you are required to pay for the fire services if your house is on fire, whether or not you asked for the services.

3.  Keeping a dog older than four months is illegal

Do you wonder why during the national census, you are asked the number and age of your pets? The truth is, it is illegal to keep dogs older than four months without a license, and you cannot keep more than four dogs. If found guilty for the two, you are liable to a fine.

4.  It is illegal to breed poultry that quack. They are a nuisance

If you are keeping ducks, you are almost committing the same crime as a marijuana farmer. To breed poultry that quack is considered illegal because they are a nuisance to the neighbours. They can report you to the authorities for noise disturbance.

5.  Making noise in the streets is illegal

Woe unto you if preaching is your calling and you can’t wait for Sunday to preach on the podium! We respect that the Lord has called you to minister but not in the streets, it is illegal. Come to think of those preaching on the streets is like driving straight into the police station at a super high speed, drunk on Konyagi three hours past closing time!

6.  Thou shall not slaughter an animal in front of the other!

This reminds me of my kinsmen in Western Kenya; what happens if you want to slaughter that chicken and the jogoo that has been eyeing it can’t go away? Maybe slaughter both of them? It is illegal under the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act but a vet can put them down if they are a danger to society.