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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2023 6:32 pm    Post subject: Actor Treat Williams killed in motorcycle accident at 71

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TV wasn't in my life much but I looked up this guy's IMDB and WOW is right
Rather large list below
He seems to have been a very energetic and outgoing/charismatic person from comments tonight out there

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    Blue Bloods
    Lenny Ross
    TV Series
    2016–2023
    6 episodes


    Chesapeake Shores
    Mick O'Brien
    TV Series
    2016–2022
    53 episodes


    We Own This City
    Brian Grabler
    TV Mini Series
    2022
    2 episodes


    The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls
    Bill Mitchell
    TV Movie
    2021


    12 Mighty Orphans
    Amon Carter
    2021


    The Christmas House
    Bill Mitchell
    TV Movie
    2020


    Christmas on the Square
    Carl Pellam
    2020


    Run Hide Fight
    Sheriff Tarsy
    2020


    The Great Alaskan Race
    Dr. Welch
    2019


    Drunk Parents
    Dan Henderson
    2019


    Second Act
    Anderson Clarke
    2018


    Chicago Fire
    Benny Severide
    TV Series
    2013–2018
    16 episodes


    The Etruscan Smile
    Frank Barron
    2018


    Rocky Mountain Christmas
    Roy
    TV Movie
    2017


    Confirmation
    Ted Kennedy
    TV Movie
    2016


    The Congressman
    Charlie Winship
    2016


    All Downhill from Here
    Treat Williams
    TV Series
    2016
    1 episode


    American Odyssey
    Colonel Stephen Glen
    TV Series
    2015
    10 episodes


    Operation Rogue
    Gen. Hank Wallace
    2014


    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    Sam Bishop
    TV Series
    2014
    1 episode


    In the Blood
    Robert Grant
    2014


    Barefoot
    Mr. Wheeler
    2014


    Halftime
    Short
    2013


    Hawaii Five-0
    Mick Logan
    TV Series
    2013
    2 episodes


    Age of Dinosaurs
    Gabe Jacobs
    2013


    White Collar
    James BennettSam Phelps
    TV Series
    2012–2013
    6 episodes


    Eve of Destruction
    Max Salinger
    TV Mini Series
    2013
    2 episodes


    Reaching for the Moon
    Robert Lowell
    2013


    Blue Residents
    Mr. Gray
    2012


    Leverage
    Pete Rising
    TV Series
    2012
    1 episode


    The Simpsons
    Treat Williams (voice)
    TV Series
    2012
    1 episode


    Deadfall
    Sheriff Marshall T. Becker
    2012


    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    Jake Stanton
    TV Series
    2011
    1 episode


    Against the Wall
    Don Kowalski
    TV Series
    2011
    13 episodes


    Beyond the Blackboard
    Dr. Warren
    TV Movie
    2011


    Mask Maker
    Mr. Tucker
    2011


    Oba: The Last Samurai
    Colonel Wessinger
    2011


    A Little Bit of Heaven
    Jack Corbett
    2011


    Boston's Finest
    Jack Holt
    TV Movie
    2010


    Martino's Summer
    Capitano Jeff Clark
    2010


    127 Hours
    Aron's Dad
    2010


    Howl
    Mark Schorer
    2010


    The Storm
    Robert Terrell
    TV Mini Series
    2009
    2 episodes


    Safe Harbor
    Doug
    TV Movie
    2009


    Chasing a Dream
    Gary Stiles
    TV Movie
    2009


    Good Behavior
    Burt Valencia
    TV Movie
    2008


    Front of the Class
    Norman Cohen
    TV Movie
    2008


    What Happens in Vegas
    Jack Fuller Sr.
    2008


    Il nascondiglio
    Father Amy
    2007


    Heartland
    Dr. Nathaniel Grant
    TV Series
    2007
    9 episodes


    Moola
    Luis Gordon
    2007


    The Staircase Murders
    Michael Peterson
    TV Movie
    2007


    Brothers & Sisters
    David Morton
    TV Series
    2006
    4 episodes


    Everwood
    Dr. Andrew ''Andy'' Brown
    TV Series
    2002–2006
    89 episodes


    Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous
    FBI Asst. Director Walter Collins
    2005


    The Circle
    Mr. Spencer Runcie
    2002


    Hollywood Ending
    Hal
    2002


    Going to California
    Officer Terry Miller
    TV Series
    2002
    1 episode


    Guilty Hearts
    Stephen Carrow
    TV Movie
    2002


    Gale Force
    Sam Garrett
    Video
    2002


    UC: Undercover
    Teddy Collins
    TV Series
    2002
    1 episode


    Venomous
    Dr. David Henning
    Video
    2001


    Critical Mass
    Mike Jeffers
    2001


    The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option
    Karl Thomasson
    Video
    2001


    Crash Point Zero
    Agent Jason Ross
    2001


    Skeletons in the Closet
    Will
    Video
    2001


    Hopewell
    David Jonas
    TV Movie
    2000


    Journey to the Center of the Earth
    Theodore Lytton
    TV Mini Series
    1999
    2 episodes


    The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All
    Karl Thomasson
    TV Movie
    1999


    36 Hours to Die
    Noah Stone
    TV Movie
    1999


    The Deep End of the Ocean
    Pat
    1999


    Every Mother's Worst Fear
    Mitch Carson (uncredited)
    TV Movie
    1998


    The Substitute 2: School's Out
    Karl Thomasson
    TV Movie
    1998


    Escape: Human Cargo
    John McDonald
    TV Movie
    1998


    Deep Rising
    John Finnegan
    1998


    Cannes Man
    Treat Williams
    1997


    The Devil's Own
    Billy Burke
    1997


    The Phantom
    Xander Drax
    1996

    The Taming Power of the Small
    Short
    1996


    Mulholland Falls
    Colonel Nathan Fitzgerald
    1996


    The Late Shift
    Michael Ovitz
    TV Movie
    1996


    Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
    Critical Bill
    1995


    Johnny's Girl
    Johnny Ross
    TV Movie
    1995


    In the Shadow of Evil
    Jack Brenner
    TV Movie
    1995


    Good Advice
    Jack Harold
    TV Series
    1993–1994
    19 episodes

    Ho un segreto con papà
    TV Movie
    1994


    Texan
    Man in Chinos
    TV Movie
    1994


    Parallel Lives
    Peter Barnum
    TV Movie
    1994


    Hand Gun
    George McCallister
    1994


    Where the Rivers Flow North
    Champ's Manager
    1993


    Avonlea
    Zak Morgan
    TV Series
    1993
    1 episode


    Bonds of Love
    Robby Smith
    TV Movie
    1993


    Deadly Matrimony
    Alan Masters
    TV Movie
    1992


    Batman: The Animated Series
    Dr. Achilles MiloMilo (voice)
    TV Series
    1992
    2 episodes


    The Water Engine
    Dave Murray
    TV Movie
    1992


    Tales from the Crypt
    Howard Prince
    TV Series
    1992
    1 episode


    Till Death Us Do Part
    Alan Palliko
    TV Movie
    1992


    Final Verdict
    Earl Rogers
    TV Movie
    1991


    Eddie Dodd
    Eddie Dodd
    TV Series
    1991
    6 episodes


    Beyond the Ocean
    Robert Laidlow
    1990


    Drug Wars: The Camarena Story
    Ray Carson
    TV Mini Series
    1990
    3 episodes


    Max and Helen
    Max Rosenberg
    TV Movie
    1990


    Heart of Dixie
    Hoyt Cunningham
    1989


    Third Degree Burn
    Scott Weston
    TV Movie
    1989


    Dead Heat
    Roger Mortis
    1988


    The Third Solution
    Mark Hendrix
    1988


    Night of the Sharks
    David Ziegler
    1988


    Sweet Lies
    Peter
    1987


    Echoes in the Darkness
    Rick Guida
    TV Mini Series
    1987
    2 episodes


    Faerie Tale Theatre
    Prince Andrew
    TV Series
    1987
    1 episode


    J. Edgar Hoover
    J. Edgar Hoover
    TV Movie
    1987


    The Men's Club
    Terry
    1986


    Smooth Talk
    Arnold Friend
    1985


    American Playhouse
    Hudley T. Singleton III
    TV Series
    1985
    1 episode


    Flashpoint
    Ernie Wyatt
    1984


    Once Upon a Time in America
    Jimmy O'Donnell
    1984


    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Stanley Kowalski
    TV Movie
    1984


    Dempsey
    Jack Dempsey
    TV Movie
    1983


    Neapolitan Sting
    Ferdinando detto Giugiù
    1983


    The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper
    Meade
    1981


    Prince of the City
    Detective Daniel Ciello
    1981


    Why Would I Lie?
    Cletus
    1980


    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
    Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)
    1980


    1941
    Cpl. Chuck 'Stretch' Sitarski
    1979


    Hair
    Berger
    1979


    The Eagle Has Landed
    Capt. Harry Clark
    1976


    Marathon Man
    Central Park Jogger (uncredited)
    1976


    The Ritz
    Michael Brick
    1976


    Deadly Hero
    Billings
    1975
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 12:45 am    Post subject:

Yes, this does suck. Oh, and don't ride a motorcycle, kids. You're naked unto the world. RIP.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 4:17 am    Post subject:

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Yes, this does suck. Oh, and don't ride a motorcycle, kids. You're naked unto the world. RIP.


I’m starting to feel the same with bikes too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 4:23 am    Post subject:

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The crash occurred at about 4:53 p.m. Monday on Vermont Route 30 just north of Morse Hill Road when a southbound 2008 Honda Element driven by Ryan M. Koss, 35, of Pownal, Vermont, attempted to turn left into a parking lot.

Initial investigation indicates the Element stopped, signaled a left turn, and then turned into the path of a northbound 1986 Honda VT700c motorcycle operated by Williams.

Williams was unable to avoid a collision and was thrown from his motorcycle. He suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was pronounced dead. Koss was checked by medical personnel at the scene for minor injuries and was not transported to a hospital.

http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/2023/06/shaftsbury-barracks-fatal-motor-vehicle.html?m=1


Hard to believe the Honda Element couldn’t see the motorcycle.

Only 2 scenarios I can think of:

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1) Treat Williams was going like 100mph+, the Honda Element slowly tried to make the left turn after seeing it was clear and Treat Williams covered alot of ground and ran right into the Honda Element.

2) The Honda Element didn’t stop, didn’t check. He made an abrupt left turn and Treat Williams ran into him.


Here’s where I think it happened on google maps based on the police report:

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“on Vermont Route 30 just north of Morse Hill Road”

6WFG+4RX Dorset, Vermont


Looking at the google map street view, looks like there’s a bend in the road on VT-30 going southbound past Morse Hill Road.

So Treat Williams going northbound on VT-30 would have been coming around this bend.

And for reference, 100mph = 147 ft per second. So let’s say it took the Element 5-10 seconds to complete his left turn into the parking lot…

If Treat Williams was going 100mph, he could have covered from 700-1,400 ft in that time span.

That would be enough distance to come around that bend where the Honda Element didn’t see him, and he runs right into the Element making a left turn.

Yes, I watch alot of forensic files.

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Also, looks like that stretch of road on VT-30 has double solid yellow lines. The police report says the Element stopped, turned on his left turn signal and then turned.

It's been so long I forgot what's the actual rule on turning left on double solid yellow lines. I found a video:



Looks like you can stop and turn left. I'm surprised.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 7:05 am    Post subject:

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Yes, this does suck. Oh, and don't ride a motorcycle, kids. You're naked unto the world. RIP.


Yep. There are only two kind of motorcyclists: those who have had an accident, and those who will.

Anyway. RIP to Treat. Good dude who gave us a great body of work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 9:36 am    Post subject:

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Yes, this does suck. Oh, and don't ride a motorcycle, kids. You're naked unto the world. RIP.


My best friend buried his son last week. He had an accident not long ago and used the money he won in the insurance claim to buy a new bike. My friend pleaded with him to stop riding. I have friends who ride. All have had accidents.

. I remember Treat from the Phantom movie. RIP
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 9:40 am    Post subject:

People make the false “can’t turn” assumption about double yellow lines, which simply mean no passing in either direction.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 9:48 am    Post subject:

LongBeachPoly wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Yes, this does suck. Oh, and don't ride a motorcycle, kids. You're naked unto the world. RIP.


I’m starting to feel the same with bikes too.


Used to be a daily bike commuter. Sold my bike last year after moving into the foothills of my neighborhood where stop signs are taken by drivers as a light suggestion. Never had a bad accident but too many close calls for comfort. Even on runs I've nearly been hit several times. It’s always someone looking at their phone.
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ocho wrote:
LongBeachPoly wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Yes, this does suck. Oh, and don't ride a motorcycle, kids. You're naked unto the world. RIP.


I’m starting to feel the same with bikes too.


Used to be a daily bike commuter. Sold my bike last year after moving into the foothills of my neighborhood where stop signs are taken by drivers as a light suggestion. Never had a bad accident but too many close calls for comfort. Even on runs I've nearly been hit several times. It’s always someone looking at their phone.


I'm extremely cautious as a pedestrian. I had a cousin tragically die about 15 years ago in an accident where he was a pedestrian and a guy driving an RV didn't see him as he was turning a corner, hit him, and then dragged him for a distance. It was just awful. I always assume that the driver of a car won't see me. I always let a car go, and there are many times where the car stops, I still don't go, and I won't go until they physically motion for me to proceed. And when I'm driving, it's the opposite, I always assume that a pedestrian doesn't see me and I motion for them to go, never going first, unless they specifically wave to me like they actually aren't going to go and that I should just go ahead. It's actually astonishing to me how often pedestrians don't pay attention to cars, like they just assume they are perfectly safe. I'm on high alert at all times in those situations. Not in a panic, mind you, but just simply being very aware of my surroundings.

I would never fathom riding a motorcycle, whether as the sole operator or as a passenger, and though I haven't ridden a bike outside in years (I have in my building's fitness center), when I did, I never chose to operate my bike on the actual street where the cars drive. Just always seemed dangerous to me. I would always ride on the sidewalk, not on the street.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2023 9:49 am    Post subject:

Sadly he didn't have to go that fast to die on a motorcycle. Cars have crush zones and all that safety equipment. Motorcycles basically have none. You, the rider are the sacrificial lamb in a motorcycle accident. Most fatal motorcycle accidents involve a vehicle making a left and cutting off a motorcycle and the rider goes flying off into the distance. Helmets may save some lives but the rider usually perishes from internal injuries because of the blunt force impact.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2023 10:17 am    Post subject:

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Sadly he didn't have to go that fast to die on a motorcycle. Cars have crush zones and all that safety equipment. Motorcycles basically have none. You, the rider are the sacrificial lamb in a motorcycle accident. Most fatal motorcycle accidents involve a vehicle making a left and cutting off a motorcycle and the rider goes flying off into the distance. Helmets may save some lives but the rider usually perishes from internal injuries because of the blunt force impact.


Yeah, helmets really only saves lives by protecting the head in lay-down or knock-down situations. When the body goes flying dozens of feet through the air, there's no really no way to protect catastrophic injury.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2023 11:05 am    Post subject:

RIP Treat Williams. Great actor.

ChickenStu wrote:
ocho wrote:
LongBeachPoly wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Yes, this does suck. Oh, and don't ride a motorcycle, kids. You're naked unto the world. RIP.


I’m starting to feel the same with bikes too.


Used to be a daily bike commuter. Sold my bike last year after moving into the foothills of my neighborhood where stop signs are taken by drivers as a light suggestion. Never had a bad accident but too many close calls for comfort. Even on runs I've nearly been hit several times. It’s always someone looking at their phone.


I'm extremely cautious as a pedestrian. I had a cousin tragically die about 15 years ago in an accident where he was a pedestrian and a guy driving an RV didn't see him as he was turning a corner, hit him, and then dragged him for a distance. It was just awful. I always assume that the driver of a car won't see me. I always let a car go, and there are many times where the car stops, I still don't go, and I won't go until they physically motion for me to proceed. And when I'm driving, it's the opposite, I always assume that a pedestrian doesn't see me and I motion for them to go, never going first, unless they specifically wave to me like they actually aren't going to go and that I should just go ahead. It's actually astonishing to me how often pedestrians don't pay attention to cars, like they just assume they are perfectly safe. I'm on high alert at all times in those situations. Not in a panic, mind you, but just simply being very aware of my surroundings.

I would never fathom riding a motorcycle, whether as the sole operator or as a passenger, and though I haven't ridden a bike outside in years (I have in my building's fitness center), when I did, I never chose to operate my bike on the actual street where the cars drive. Just always seemed dangerous to me. I would always ride on the sidewalk, not on the street.


I used to love riding my motorcycle. I had to give it up when I got married. One of the many things I had to do for my wife. No doubt it is very dangerous. I have numerous close calls. Glad I am still here in one piece.

Also up on til few years ago, I was an avid cycler. I never rode on the streets though. Always on the isolated bike path (the ones running next to a river bed). You see crazy drivers everyday so I wasn't going to risk my life riding near them on a bicycle.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2023 2:21 pm    Post subject:

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-news/treat-williams-cause-of-death-driver-charged-motorcycle-accident-1234799274/

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‘Everwood’ Star Treat Williams’ Cause of Death Determined
Nearly two months after the actor died in a motorcycle crash, the driver involved in the fatal accident has been charged


ALMOST TWO MONTHS after the death of Treat Williams, the driver involved in the fatal motorcycle accident has been charged, and a cause of death has been determined.

The Vermont State Police confirmed that the Medical Examiner’s Office in New York determined the actor “died of severe trauma and blood loss as a result of the crash,” according to a press release from the Vermont State Police. The man driving the vehicle that hit Williams’ motorcycle was issued “a citation on a charge of grossly negligent operation with death,” according to state authorities.

On June 12, the prolific actor known for his starring roles in the 1979 musical film Hair and on the WB series Everwood, died at that age of 71.

“It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved Treat Williams has passed away tonight in Dorset, Vermont, after a fatal motorcycle accident. As you can imagine, we are shocked and greatly bereaved at this time,” his family said in a previous statement to Rolling Stone. “Treat was full of love for his family, for his life and for his craft, and was truly at the top of his game in all of it.”


Following news of his death, actors Mark Hamill, Wendell Pierce and more shared tributes to Williams. Hamill, who worked with him in The Empire Strikes Back, shared a photo of the pair together on set. “Such a wonderful person… such a gifted actor… such a treasured friend,” he wrote.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2024 4:05 pm    Post subject:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/treat-williams-crash-driver-pleads-guilty-reduced-charge-vermont/

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March 9, 2024 / 3:31 PM EST / AP

A Vermont man on Friday pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of negligent driving with death resulting in the June crash that killed actor Treat Williams.

Ryan Koss, 35, who knew Williams, was given a one-year deferred sentence and as part of his probation will have his driving license revoked for a year and must complete a community restorative justice program on the misdemeanor charge.

Koss was turning left into a parking lot in a Honda SUV on June 12 when he collided with Williams' oncoming motorcycle in Dorset, police said. Williams, 71, of Manchester Center, who was wearing a helmet, suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

After the crash, Koss called Williams' wife to tell her what happened, said Bennington County State's Attorney Erica Marthage, who said Koss from the beginning has taken responsibility for the accident.

In the emotional hearing on Friday, Koss apologized and offered condolences to Williams' family and fans. The managing creative director of the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont knew Williams for years as a member of the tight-knit community, as well as a fellow theater member, and considered him a friend.

"I'm here to apologize and take responsibility for this tragic accident," he told the court.

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Williams' son Gill, 32, wore his father's jacket and spoke directly to Koss, who he had met before the crash. The family did not want to press charges or have Koss go to prison, he said.

"I do forgive you, and I hope that you forgive yourself," he said. But he also added that "I really wish you hadn't killed my father. I really had to say that."

Gill Williams said his father was "everything" to their family and an extraordinary person who lived life to the fullest, and it's now hard to figure out how to go forward.


His father had given him the motorcycle the day before the crash, and he was "the safest person in the world," Gill Williams said.

"It's very difficult to have this happen based on someone's negligence," he said, urging people to take driving a lot more seriously and to look out for motorcycles. Statements from Williams' wife, Pam, and his daughter, who both did not attend the court hearing, were read aloud.

Pam Williams said in her statement that it was a tragic accident and that she hopes Koss can forgive himself.

"Our lives will never be the same, our family has been torn apart and there is a huge hole that can't possibly be filled," Pam Williams wrote in her statement.

Daughter Ellie Williams wrote in her statement that she was too angry and hurt at this time to forgive Koss but hopes she will in the future.

"I will never get to feel my father's hug again; be able to get his advice again, introduce him to my future husband, have him walk me down the aisle, introduce him to my babies, and have him cry when I name my first son after him," a victim's advocate said in reading her statement.

Koss originally pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of gross negligent operation with death resulting. If he had been convicted of that charge, he could have been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.


Richard Treat Williams' nearly 50-year career included starring roles in the TV series "Everwood" and the movie "Hair." He appeared in more than 120 TV and film roles, including the movies "The Eagle Has Landed," "Prince of the City" and "Once Upon a Time in America."
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2024 4:12 pm    Post subject:

Motorcycling I'd only do with a pack of other people on bikes. Two co-workers had bad accidents, one guy I didn't know died going home from work. Hell no, not for me. RIP
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Hammett wrote:
Motorcycling I'd only do with a pack of other people on bikes. Two co-workers had bad accidents, one guy I didn't know died going home from work. Hell no, not for me. RIP

the 2 best days of owning a motorcycle are the day you buy one and the day you sell it.
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