Treat Williams, the star of Everwood and Hair, has died after being involved in a motorcycle accident. He was 71 years old.

The actor’s death was confirmed to PEOPLE on Monday night by his agent of 15 years, Barry McPherson.

“He was killed this afternoon. He was turning left or right and a car cut him off,” McPherson says. “I’m just devastated. He was the nicest guy. He had so much talent.”

“He was an actor’s actor. Filmmakers loved him. He was the heart of Hollywood since the late ’70s,” McPherson continues. “He was really proud of his performance this year. He was so happy with the work I got him. He had a balanced career.”

The actor’s lengthy career dates back to 1975 when he made his film debut in the thriller Deadly Hero. From there, he began taking on more film roles, including The Ritz in 1976 and The Eagle Has Landed.

In 1979, Williams’ career peaked when he starred as George Berger in the film Hair, based on the Broadway musical. The role ultimately earned him his first Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year – Actor. He later received another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Film for his role in Prince of the City in 1981.

He is also remembered for his roles in films such as “Devil’s Shadow” alongside Brad Pitt and in the sci-fi horror “Deep Rising” and in the horror film “The Hideout” by Pupi Avati alongside Laura Morante.

In 2002, he began playing the lead role of Dr. Andrew “Andy” Brown on the WB’s Everwood. He starred in the series for all four seasons and even earned a nomination for the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series in 2003-04.

With over 120 credits to his name, Williams’ career spanned over four decades with appearances in films such as 1941 and Steven Spielberg’s Heart of Dixie, as well as television programs like Blue Bloods, The Late Shift, Chicago Fire, and Chesapeake Shores.


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