ALBANY, N.Y. (WJAR) — Actor Treat Williams, a star of several stage, television and film productions, has died in a motorcycle accident, NBC News reported Monday night.
He was 71-years-old.
"It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved Treat Williams has passed away tonight in Dorset, Vermont after a fatal motorcycle accident," the Williams family wrote in a statement Monday night. "As you can imagine, we are shocked and greatly bereaved at this time."
According to NBC News, Vermont State Police said the actor was riding his motorcycle in Dorset, Vermont on Monday when a Honda SUV turned in front of him and collided with him. Police said Williams was thrown from his motorcycle.
According to police, Williams was taken to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the SUV was not injured or cited, but police told several media outlets an investigation is ongoing.
Williams starred in TV dramas, "Blue Bloods," and "Everwood," and was most recently a guest star in HBO's "We Own This City."
His work stretched across television, Broadway and film, landing one of his breakthrough roles of George Berger in counterculture film "Hair," in 1979 after acting in the lead role of Danny Zuko in the Broadway show "Grease."
These roles led to several other film and tv parts, including Steven Spielberg's "1941," John Erman's adaption of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," and TV show "Law & Order."
According to his IMDB bio, Williams was born in Rowayton, Connecticut and attended Franklin and Marshall College.
Williams leaves behind his wife, Pam Van Sant, and their children, Gill and Elinor Williams.
NBC News contributed to this report.