A Beloved Co-star Lost

The shocking news of Treat Williams’ tragic passing in a motorcycle accident has left the cast of Blue Bloods in deep sorrow. Williams, a brilliant actor who portrayed the recurring character Lenny Ross in the popular crime drama, was cherished by his colleagues. His loss has left a void that will be hard to fill.

One of Williams’ closest friends on set was Tom Selleck, who played New York City police commissioner Frank Reagan. Reflecting on the fleeting nature of life, Selleck, 78, expressed his tremendous regret, saying, “It has been said that we are all just passing the time and occupying our chairs for a very brief period.” Williams, my dear friend, made the most of his time and left an indelible mark. He will be deeply missed, but his memory will live on forever.

Bridget Moynahan, who portrays Erin Reagan on the show, described Williams as an “actor’s actor” and working with him as an “absolute pleasure.” She not only admired his talent but also appreciated his off-screen demeanor. Moynahan praised his love and dedication to his family, saying, “Folks, we lost a good one.”

Vanessa Ray, who plays Eddie Janko-Reagan’s wife on the program, shared a heartwarming memory of Williams on Instagram. She recalled the time when he discovered she was in the Broadway version of Hair and serenaded her with a song from the show. Ray wished him eternal rest and hailed him as a brilliant, compassionate, and attractive artist.

Williams often shared glimpses of the Blue Bloods set on social media before his untimely accident. In one notable post, he uploaded a selfie with Selleck and expressed his gratitude for working with the veteran actor. Calling themselves “old pros,” Williams emphasized their shared experience and camaraderie.

Barry McPherson, Williams’ agent of 15 years, confirmed his death and praised the actor’s brilliance and gentle character. “He was an actor’s actor,” McPherson said. “The film industry adored him. Since the late 1970s, he has been the beating heart of Hollywood.”

The accident that claimed Williams’ life occurred near his home in Vermont. According to Fire Chief Jacob Gribble, Williams was struck by a car while riding his motorcycle on Route 30 near Dorset, Vermont. Preliminary investigations suggest that the driver of the car failed to notice Williams’ motorcycle while making a turn, resulting in the tragic collision.

Williams suffered critical injuries and was rushed to a hospital in Albany, New York, where he was sadly pronounced dead. The police are currently conducting an investigation to gather more details about the incident.

The news of Williams’ passing has touched the hearts of many in the film industry. Gregory Smith, Laura Dern, Marilu Henner, Jonathan Bennett, Melissa Gilbert, and Kim Cattrall are among the many who have offered heartfelt condolences to the late actor. The outpouring of love and remembrance is a testament to the impact Williams had on the lives of those who knew him.

Treat Williams will always be remembered as a talented and caring person. His legacy will live on in the hearts of his colleagues, his fans, and everyone whose lives he touched.


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