Treat Williams’ Daughter Pens Gut-Wrenching Tribute to Everwood Actor One Month After His Death

One month after Everwood actor Treat Williams's death, his daughter Ellie Williams posted a heartbreaking tribute to her late father: "I could not have ever dreamed of having a better father."

By Alexandra Bellusci Jul 13, 2023 6:56 PMTags
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Ellie Williams is sharing an update on her grief journey.

The 24-year-old penned a heartbreaking tribute to her dad Treat Williams, one month after the Everwood actor died in a motorcycle accident at age 71.

"I have never experienced this kind of grief before, so it's hard to put my thoughts into words, but I'll try my best for now," Ellie wrote on Instagram July 12. "I have been home with my family in Vermont for a month now, but it feels like just yesterday that I frantically got on a plane home after I got that phone call."

"It feels like he's just away filming," added Ellie, touching on her father's decades-long career. "However, I keep forgetting that he's not coming home this time."

Ellie then gave a nod to the special bond her and the Chesapeake Shores actor had.

"This love is a once-in-a-lifetime love," she continued. "A father's incomprehensible love for his daughter, and a daughter's boundless love and complete admiration for her father."

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Ellie then sent a message directly to her late father.

"Dad, I love you more than words could ever describe," she wrote. "You have given me the best life imaginable, and I could not have ever dreamed of having a better father. Thank you for loving me completely. I know you will walk with me by my side for eternity."

"Until we find each other in the next life," she concluded, signing off with her nickname, "Ellie Belly."


Ellie also took to her Instagram Stories to share throwback photos of Treat from his early days of acting. She captioned a candid black and white shot of him, "My King," and a picture of her shaving his face as a child, "I miss you dad."

Meanwhile, Ellie isn't the only family member to recently reflect back on the life of Treat, as his wife honored her husband last month, on what would have been their 35th wedding anniversary.

"Happy anniversary honey," Pam Van Sant wrote on June 25 over an image of Treat hugging her on their wedding day. "35 years."

Treat passed away on June 12 following a motorcycle accident near his home in Dorset, Vermont, with his family confirming the news shortly after.

"As you can imagine, we are shocked and greatly bereaved at this time," they shared in a statement obtained by NBC News. "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. It is all so shocking right now, but please know that Treat was dearly and deeply loved and respected by his family and everyone who knew him."