Treat Williams, a renowned actor, welcomed two children with his wife, Pam Van Sant, before his untimely passing on June 12, 2023. Their union was sealed in June 1988, and it bore two fruits: a son named Gill born in December 1992 and a daughter named Elinor, nicknamed Ellie, born in September 1998.
One month before his death in a motorcycle accident in Vermont, Williams took to Instagram to pay tribute to his wife on Mother’s Day, thanking her for raising their children into the wonderful people they had become.
Gill, Ellie and their mom, Pam Van Sant
Williams was a proud father of two at the time of his death. His son Gill, who graduated from New York University in 2015, is a visual artist and musician, while his daughter Ellie, a University of Vermont graduate, has also dabbled in Hollywood, working as a cinematographer and in the camera department for various movies. Gill has pursued a career in music and visual arts, while Ellie followed in her father’s acting footsteps, starring in “Audax” in 2014.
Williams’ wife, Pam Van Sant, had one acting role in “American Masters” before meeting Treat while waitressing at a New York restaurant in 1987. The couple lived quietly in Park City, Utah, and Manchester Center, Vt. Until Williams’ death at the age of 71. Van Sant issued a statement after her husband’s death, expressing her profound grief and describing him as deeply loved and respected by his family and everyone who knew him.
Treat Williams welcomed two children with his wife, Pam Van Sant, prior to his unexpected death on June 12, 2023.
After the couple’s June 1988 wedding, the actress gave birth to son Gill and daughter Elinor, nicknamed Ellie, in December 1992 and September 1998, respectively.
Williams praised Van Sant in a Mother’s Day tribute one month before he died in a motorcycle accident in Vermont, thanking her via Instagram for “raising these wonderful humans into the great people they are today.”
The “Everwood” star’s partner commented at the time, “Thank you Honey. It’s my greatest joy and honor to be their mother 🥰.”
The duo were married for nearly 35 years when Williams died at the age of 71.
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Gill attended many premieres and events with his famous parents, even acting alongside his dad in 2015 — the same year he graduated from New York University.
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“My son graduated from NYU,” Treat gushed in a tweet at the time.
“My daughter is 16 my wife is the best and at 63 I am content. Lucky,” he added.
Despite initially following in the Emmy nominee’s acting footsteps, Gill has pursued a career in music and visual arts.
The artist has shared his work via Instagram over the years but has not posted to his account since 2020.
Treat honored his “beloved” son’s 31st birthday in December 2022 with a social media upload, gushing, “I’m so proud of you ❤️❤️❤️🙏.”
Gill became a big brother when Van Sant gave birth to his baby sister.
Ellie stayed close to home for college, attending the University of Vermont, but she moved to Los Angeles after graduation.
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Treat’s youngest child has also dabbled in Hollywood over the years.
Not only did she act in “Audax” in 2014, but she worked as a cinematographer and in the camera department for “Polaroid” and “The Collaborators,” respectively.
Ellie and Treat often posted about each other via Instagram, with her documenting a Universal Studios trip in April 2023.
Two months later, the Golden Globe nominee sweetly posted a picture of his daughter, captioned, “I miss you.”
Pam Van Sant
Van Sant had one acting role in “American Masters” before meeting Treat while waitressing at a New York restaurant in 1987.
She and the “A Streetcar Named Desire” star lived quiet lives in Park City, Utah, and Manchester Center, Vt.
The “beyond devastated” widow issued a statement after her husband’s death, saying, “Please know that Treat was dearly and deeply loved and respected by his family and everyone who knew him.”