Chicago Fire actor Treat Williams dead at 71

Treat Williams as Benny Severide on Chicago Fire. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NBC.
Treat Williams as Benny Severide on Chicago Fire. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NBC. /

The One Chicago franchise has lost a true great. In a tragic turn of events, it has been confirmed by People Magazine that Chicago Fire alum Treat Williams has passed away at the age of 71.

According to the original report, Williams was killed in a motorcycle accident on the afternoon of June 12. As Willaims’ longtime agent told the outlet, Williams was tragically struck by a vehicle that cut him off while he attempted to make a turn while on his motorcycle.

The news comes as a shock to the One Chicago fandom who fondly adored Williams, despite his often complicated character. Williams first originated the role of Benny Severide in the thirteenth episode of season 1 and would go on to appear in a number of episodes through season 7.

Treat Williams Chicago Fire episodes

Treat Williams appeared in a total of 16 episodes across the first seven seasons of Chicago Fire. His debut came in season 1, episode 13, “Warm and Dead” and his final appearance came in season 7, episode 5, “A Volatile Mixture.” For those looking to relive some of Williams’ biggest moments in the role of Benny Severide, here is a breakdown of every episode Williams appeared:

  • Season 1 Episode 13, “Warm and Dead”
  • Season 1 Episode 17, “Better to Lie”
  • Season 1 Episode 18 “Fireworks”
  • Season 2 Episode 2, “Prove It”
  • Season 2 Episode 2, “Defcon 1”
  • Season 2 Episode 4, “A Nuisance Call”
  • Season 2 Episode 5, “A Power Move”
  • Season 2 Episode 6, “Joyriding”
  • Season 2 Episode 7, “No Regrets”
  • Season 2 Episode 15, “Keep Your Mouth Shut”
  • Season 2 Episode 16, “A Rocket Blasting Off”
  • Season 4 Episode 7, “Sharp Elbows”
  • Season 5 Episode 18, “Take a Knee”
  • Season 6 Episode 17, “Put White on Me”
  • Season 6 Episode 18, “When They See Us Coming”
  • Season 7 Episode 5, “A Volatile Mixture”

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