Actor Treat Williams shared a peaceful video to Instagram just before dying in a motorcycle crash at age 71.
The Hair actor uploaded a clip that began with a look at his home and barn in bucolic before panning out to his field.
He then focused on a bearded man whole was riding a tractor that moved the hay that was growing in a long line near a field.
There was no music, only the sound of the wind rustling through the trees, which made for a very serene setting.
His caption read simply, ‘Hay day’ for his 36,000 followers making it seem as if he took pride in the work that was done on his farm.
The farmhouse is 200 years old and is located in Manchester, Vermont.
He led a quiet life: Actor Treat Williams shared a peaceful video to Instagram just before dying in a motorcycle crash at age 71.The Hair actor uploaded a clip that began with a look at his home and barn in bucolic Vermont before panning out to his field
Easy days: He then focused on a bearded man whole was riding a tractor that moved the hay that was growing in a long line near a field
Quiet life: There was no music, only the sound of the wind rustling through the trees, which made for a very serene setting.His caption read simply, ‘Hay day’; seen in October 2019
In the comment box there were several tributes from his fans that remarked on his acting skills and versatile career.
Some comments were more personal like this one: ‘I actually had numerous conversations w/ him yrs ago while I was on Twitter.
‘We talked about our veggie gardens, he gave me some advice, his maple syrup making, and joked about his hike up a mountain in Hawaii.
‘He commented about being ” to old to climb it” or something like that and I congratulated him w/ a silly response.’
Williams’ nearly 50-year career included starring roles in the TV series Everwood and the movie Hair.
He died Monday after a motorcycle crash in Vermont, state police said.
Shortly before 5 p.m., a Honda SUV was turning left into a parking lot when it collided with Williams’ motorcycle in the town of Dorset, according to a from Vermont State Police.
‘Williams was unable to avoid a collision and was thrown from his motorcycle.He suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was pronounced dead,’ according to the statement.
Last carpet: Seen here, left, at his last red carpet event in December 2019 at the Robert F.Kennedy Human Rights Hosts 2019 Ripple Of Hope Gala & Auction In NYC with Brian D’Arcy, right
A nice retreat from the craziness of Hollywood: Also in his clip was his white house
Hard labor: He then turned his camera to a red tractor that was pulling a mechanism
Man at work: A man with a beard and a white hard hat was pulling together the hay
His salad days: Seen here in 1988 when his career was just taking off
Williams was wearing a helmet, police said.
The SUV’s driver received minor injuries and wasn’t hospitalized.He had signaled the turn and wasn’t immediately detained although the crash investigation continued, police said.
Williams, whose full name was Richard Treat Williams, lived in Manchester Center in southern Vermont, police said.
His agent, Barry McPherson, also confirmed the actor’s death.
‘I´m just devastated.He was the nicest guy. He was so talented,’ McPherson told People magazine.
‘He was an actor´s actor,’ McPherson said. ‘Filmmakers loved him. He´s been the heart of the Hollywood since the late 1970s.’
The Connecticut-born Williams made his movie debut in 1975 as a police officer in the movie ‘Deadly Hero’ and went on to appear in more than 120 TV and film roles, including the movies ‘The Eagle Has Landed,’ ‘Prince of the City’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in America.’
He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role as hippie leader George Berger in the 1979 movie version of the hit musical ‘Hair.’
Hair cast: from left, Don Dacus, Annie Golden, Treat Williams, Beverly d’Angelo, director Milos Forman, and Cheryl Barnes arrive for the presentation of Hair during the 32nd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France May 10, 1979
He appeared in dozens of television shows but was perhaps best known for his starring role from 2002 to 2006 in ‘Everwood’ as Dr.Andrew Brown, a widowed brain surgeon from Manhattan who moves with his two children to the Colorado mountain town of that name.
Williams also had a recurring role as Lenny Ross on the TV show ‘Blue Bloods.’
Williams’ stage appearances included Broadway shows, including ‘Grease’ and ‘Pirates of Penzance.’
Colleagues and friends praised Williams as kind, generous and creative.
‘Treat and I spent months in Rome filming ‘Once Upon a Time in America,” actor James Woods tweeted.’It can be pretty lonely on the road during a long shoot, but his resilient good cheer and sense of humor was a Godsend. I really loved him and am devastated that he´s gone.’
‘Working with Treat Williams in Mamet´s ‘Speed the Plow’ at Williamstown in ´91 was the start of great friendship,’ tweeted writer, director and producer Justine Williams.’Damn it, damn it. Treat, you were the best. Love you.’
‘Treat Williams was a passionate, adventurous, creative man,’ actor Wendell Pierce tweeted. ‘In a short period of time, he quickly befriended me & his adventurous spirit was infectious.We worked on just 1 film together but occasionally connected over the years. Kind and generous with advice and support. RIP.’
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