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UPDATED with household assertion: Deal with Williams, the actor greatest recognized for taking part in Dr. Andy Brown on the Greg Berlanti-produced Everwood, has died, Deadline has confirmed. The actor was killed in a bike accident in Dorset, Vermont. He was 71.
His household issued the next assertion to Deadline, which reads partly, “Deal with was full of affection for his household, for his life and for his craft, and was actually on the high of his recreation in all of it…To all his followers, please know that Deal with appreciated all of you and please proceed to maintain him in your hearts and prayers.”
Learn the total assertion beneath.
A Assertion on the Passing of Deal with Williams
It’s with nice disappointment that we report that our beloved Deal with Williams has handed away tonight in Dorset, Vermont after a deadly motorbike accident. As you may think about, we’re shocked and enormously bereaved at the moment. Deal with was full of affection for his household, for his life and for his craft, and was actually on the high of his recreation in all of it. It’s all so stunning proper now, however please know that Deal with was dearly and deeply liked and revered by his household and everybody who knew him. We’re past devastated and ask that you simply respect our privateness as we cope with our grief. To all his followers, please know that Deal with appreciated all of you and please proceed to maintain him in your hearts and prayers.
The Williams Household
Williams performed the kindhearted lead on Everwood for 4 years, a job that appeared to suit the actor completely. Williams obtained two SAG Award nominations for his work on the present. The collection was by no means a rankings blockbuster, however it helped launch the careers of Chris Pratt, Emily VanCamp and Gregory Smith. Williams was well-seasoned by the point the present got here round.
He made his movie debut within the 1975 thriller movie Lethal Hero. The next 12 months he performed a supporting function in The Ritz and in addition appeared in John Sturges’ The Eagle Has Landed. His breakthrough got here in 1979, when he starred as George Berger in Miloš Forman’s Hair, based mostly on the 1967 Broadway musical. Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the movie.
The actor’s different big-screen work consists of Steven Spielberg’s 1941 (1979), Sidney Lumet’s Prince of the Metropolis (1981), Sergio Leone’s As soon as Upon A Time In America (1984), Lifeless Warmth (1988), Issues to Do in Denver When You’re Lifeless (1995) and Deep Rising (1998).
Williams posted on-line about life in Vermont usually, sharing images on social media of his farm and appreciation for nation life.
On TV, Williams’ profession stretched again 40 years to a starring function within the 1983 TV film Dempsey concerning the former heavyweight champ to whom the actor bore greater than a passing resemblance.
Most-recently appeared in a six-episode arc on Blue Bloods as Lenny Ross. Earlier than that, he appeared within the Hallmark Channel’s Chesapeake Shores from 2016-2022.