Update: Everwood Creator Greg Berlanti has shared his memory of his first meeting with Treat Williams following the veteran actor’s death Monday in a motorcycle accident in Vermont. Berlandi Anjali posted a tribute on Instagram Photo of Williams with Berlandi’s sister. “I can still feel the warmth of your presence,” Berlandi wrote.
“I remember our first lunch like it was yesterday. My co-producer and I met with you about playing Dr. Andy Brown. I’m only 29 and have never worked with a star of your stature, let alone lunch on anything I’ve written. I was shaking (it was only a few months after September 11th and the whole world was still shaking). The studio’s assignment was to somehow rock and see “You’re Andia.” Lunch went on for hours and at the end you gave me a hug that made me feel like everything was going to be okay. My response to the network afterward was that if we could capture half of Treat’s warmth, humor, wisdom, and heart, we’d make a TV show. I can still feel the warmth of your presence then. People could feel it on screen when they saw Everwood. That was the secret magic of the show, every week you gave the world a much-needed hug. The kindness you have shown me since that lunch we worked together has changed the course of my life and my own heart. Your loss from this world, especially just weeks after the loss of dear John Beasley, is heartbreaking and unimaginable to me. My love and prayers to you and your beautiful family, whom you loved so much and will always remind me of.
I have many photos of that happy time. This is what I keep on my writing desk. From our lunch after taking Everwood forward, you and my sister. I’ve always loved this business because it reminds me of what’s great about it. Just like that, you always do.
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“This news is devastating,” Smith said in a statement to Deadline. “Treat was a wonderful man and a great actor. Above all, he loved his family. I am so grateful for the time I spent as part of his long television family. He had an indelible impact on me during my formative years. I will always cherish my time with Treat. , will fondly remember his stories, his laugh and his sense of adventure. I send love to his family, Pam, Gil and Eleanor. He will be deeply missed.”
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Williams played the lovable Dr. Andy Brown on the WB Everwood From 2002-2006, he received two SAG Award nominations for his work on the show, which helped launch the careers of Smith, Emily VanCamp and Chris Pratt.
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Sarah Drew co-starred with Hannah Rogers in seasons 3 and 4 Everwood It also issued a statement to the deadline. “I am completely heartbroken by the tragic and sudden death of Treat Williams. The experience of working with Treat at Everwood shaped my life and career. Our years in Salt Lake City were a beautiful and very close-knit family. I learned so much from Treat’s talent and leadership, and today we have lost a bright light. My Heart goes out to his family.
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VanCamp, who starred opposite Williams, released a statement on Monday. “Many times we’ve worked together- always amazing and I’m always excited for the next time,” VanCamp wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of Williams. “Sending my love to your family, treat. Fly high my friend.
Dr. at Everwood. Scott Wolf, who played Jake Hartman, recalled Williams’ “big, beautiful heart.”