‘Everwood’ Cast On Treat Williams’ Death: Read Their Reactions – Hollywood Life

Emily VanCamp & More ‘Everwood’ Stars Honor Treat Williams After His Death: ‘Heartbreaking’

Members of the 'Everwood' cast are mourning the loss of the beloved Treat Williams after his sudden death on June 12.

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Treat Williams Everwood co-stars are paying tribute to the actor after his unexpected death on June 12. The 71-year-old actor was killed in a motorcycle accident in Vermont. Treat had been acting for decades, but his role as Dr. Andy Brown on Everwood remains one of his most treasured roles.

Following the devastating loss, many of Treat’s Everwood co-stars mourned the loss on social media. Treat’s death has sent shockwaves through the Everwood family. See their messages below.

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Treat Williams with co-stars Tom Amandes and Scott Wolf. (Warner Bros./Everett Collection)

Emily VanCamp

Emily VanCamp posted a photo of Treat on Instagram and wrote, “The many times we worked together — always wonderful and I was always excited for the next time. Sending all my love to your family Treat. Fly high my friend.” She also added on her Instagram Story, “Beyond heartbreaking to hear of this. Love you Treat and all my love to his family in this difficult time.” Emily played Amy Abbott on the show.

Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith, who played Treat’s onscreen son Ephram during the show’s 4-season run, said in a statement to PEOPLE: “This news is devastating. Treat was a wonderful man and a brilliant actor. Above all, he loved his family so much. I’m very grateful for the time I got to spend as part of his extended tv family. He made an indelible impression on me during my most formative years. I will always cherish my time with Treat and think fondly of his stories, his laugh and his passion for adventure. I’m sending love to his family, Pam, Gil and Elinor. He will be deeply missed.”

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Gregory Smith and Emily VanCamp on ‘Everwood.’ (Warner Bros./Everett Collection)

Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf, who played Dr. Jake Hartman in the series, shared Hallmark Channel’s post on his Instagram Story and wrote, “I love him and his beautiful family. Broken-hearted.”

Sarah Drew

Sarah Drew, who played Hannah Rogers in the series, shared a sweet photo of Treat on Instagram. She captioned her post, So utterly heartbroken. Sending so much love to #treatwilliams family.”

She also released a statement to PEOPLE: “My experience working with Treat on Everwood was formative in my life and career. We had a beautiful and extremely close knit family during our years in Salt Lake City. I learned so much from Treat’s talent and leadership and we have lost a bright light today. My heart goes out to his family.”

Greg Berlanti

Everwood creator Greg Berlanti penned a heartfelt tribute to Treat on Instagram. “I remember our first lunch like it was yesterday. Myself and my fellow producer were meeting you about playing Doctor Andy Brown. I was only 29 and had never worked with a star of your stature, let alone had lunch about anything I had written. I was shaking (it was only months after September 11th and the whole world was still shaking). The assignment by the studio was to somehow vibe and see if ‘you were Andy,'” Greg’s post began.

He continued, “The lunch lasted hours and at the end you gave me a hug that made me feel like everything would be okay. My answer to the network after was that if we were able to capture half of Treat’s warmth, humor, wisdom and heart we would have a tv show. I can still feel the warmth of your presence back then. People could feel it through the screen when watching Everwood. That was the secret magic of the show, every week you were giving the world a much needed hug. The kindness you showed me from that lunch through our time working together changed the course of my life and my own heart. Your loss from this world, especially only weeks after the loss of the beloved John Beasley, is heartbreaking and inconceivable to me. My love and prayers for you and your beautiful family who you loved so dearly and always reminded me nothing was worth anything without. I have many photos from that joyful time. This is the one I keep by my writing desk. It’s from our lunch after the Everwood pick up at upfronts, of you and my sister. I’ve always loved it because it reminds me of the best about this business. As it, and you, always will.”