Actor Treat Williams, who portrayed the recurring role of Lenny Ross on Blue Bloods, died in a tragic motorcycle crash which took place on June 12.
According to the police, he was taken by helicopter to the Albany Medical Center in New York, but later passed away. The accident took place after a 2008 Honda SUV crashed into the actor, reportedly because the driver of the vehicle didn’t see Williams as he was turning left into a parking lot.
“He was killed this afternoon. He was making a left or a right [and] a car cut him off,” Barry McPherson, Williams’ agent of 15 years, said in a statement to People. “I’m just devastated. He was the nicest guy. He was so talented.”
McPherson continued: “He was an actor’s actor. Filmmakers loved him. He’s been the heart of Hollywood since the late 1970s. He was really proud of his performance this year. He’s been so happy with the work that I got him. He’s had a balanced career.”
His co-workers paid their tribute and expressed their sadness over Williams’ sudden passing.
Williams appeared in a total of six episodes of Blue Bloods throughout the years where he played alongside Tom Selleck, who was his very close friend in real life, and Bridget Moynahan.
“It has been said that we are all just passing time and occupy our chair very briefly,” Selleck shared. “My friend Treat was aptly named and occupied his chair so well. I will miss him, but I will not forget him. Well done, my friend.”
Moynahan described her late colleague as an “absolute pleasure” and a “role model off screen. His love and devotion to his family was one for all to admire. We lost a good one, folks. RIP Treat.”
Throughout the years, Williams played in a number of films and series, including the cinematic adaptation of the Broadway hit Hair, Prince of the City, Smooth Talk, Mulholland Falls, and 127 Hours. He also appeared White Collar and Chicago Fire.
May he rest in peace.
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