Treat Williams has passed away at the age of 71.
The veteran actor had a long career in Hollywood, including a recent stint on Blue Bloods.
According to PEOPLE, he died following a motorcycle accident on June 12.
“He was killed this afternoon. He was making a left or a right [and] a car cut him off,” Treat’s agent, Barry McPherson stated.
“I’m just devastated. He was the nicest guy. He was so talented,” McPherson added.
PEOPLE also reported that the accident involved a single car and Treat’s motorcycle, with the car driver not seeing Treat while making a turn.
Treat Williams starred in Chicago Fire
Beginning with the first season, Treat Williams was a featured guest star on the Chicago Fire cast.
Playing Benny Severide, Treat brought a veteran presence to the screen and helped a cast of young up-and-comers.
Treat appeared as Benny Severide in 16 episodes spread across six seasons.
Often at odds with his son, Kelly Severide (played by Taylor Kinney), the character had a backstory that was slowly explored.
During the recent season of Chicago Fire, Stella Kidd even referenced Benny as she had a conversation with Chief Boden.
Since his character already passed away on Chicago Fire, the upcoming season won’t need to address his death.
Fans should expect to see a title card following a Season 12 episode, though.
More roles for Treat Williams
Over his long career, Treat received acting credits for about 130 projects – including two that haven’t been released yet.
Memorable film roles for Treat included John Finnegan in Deep Rising, Billy Burke in The Devil’s Own, and Critical Bill from Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead.
More Chicago Fire news
NBC has already ordered a new season of each One Chicago show.
But it’s looking like Chicago Fire Season 12 will get postponed by NBC.
It hasn’t been revealed whether or not Taylor Kinney is returning. He has been on a leave of absence and did not appear in any recent episodes.
While enjoying her break during the long summer hiatus, Kara Killmer shared some fun behind-the-scenes videos from the set. It included some fun footage of Matthew Casey (played by Jesse Spencer) interacting with her.
During the summer break, fans can still watch older episodes of Chicago Fire by streaming them on Paramount+.
Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.