American actor Treat Williams in a picture taken on December 12, 2018.
Washington – American actor Treat Williams, who became famous for his role as George Berger in the film Miloš Forman's Hair, died in a motorcycle accident on Monday. This was reported by NBC News with reference to the Williams family. The actor, who got his start in Broadway musicals, was 71.
Williams was riding a motorcycle and was passed over by the driver of a turning car, according to a police report. The accident happened at 16:53 local time (22:53 CEST) near the town of Dorset in the state of Vermont in the east of the USA. He was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital. The circumstances of the accident are being investigated by the police.
Williams' first major role was Danny Zuko in the theatrical production of Pomade. But the breakthrough in his career was in 1979 the role of the likeable leader of a group of hippies in Forman's Hair.
After that he played, for example, under the direction of Stene Spielberg or in the film Once Upon a Time in America by Sergio Leone. He has also appeared in many television series.