Dolly Parton, the legendary singer-songwriter, recalls warmly her former collaborator, Treat Williams, with whom she collaborated on the holiday film “Christmas on the Square.”

Parton was saddened to learn of Williams’ death, at 71, due to a fatal motorcycle accident.

Parton expressed her profound sorrow on Instagram, writing, “I was deeply saddened to learn about Treat Williams’s passing.” I’ve always admired him, and a few years ago, I had the great pleasure to work beside him in ‘Christmas on the Square.’”

In addition to expressing her sympathies to Williams’ family, the legendary artist delivered a heartfelt tribute to his character, saying, “I have never met a person who was kinder, sweeter, or more accomplished in my entire life.” I wanted his family to know that we will always treasure the excellent work he left behind and extend our heartfelt condolences.”

Parton’s involvement in “Christmas on the Square” extended beyond acting; she also wrote all of the film’s songs. The plot centers around Regina Fuller, a wealthy woman who intends to return to her hometown to sell the property to a mall developer and displace the inhabitants.

Williams portrayed Carl Pellam, Regina’s prior love interest, bringing complexity to the story. Parton holds a particular place in her heart for the film since it allowed her to cooperate with Williams and produce an excellent work of art together.

While Treat Williams was well-known for his work in films such as “Hair” and “Everwood,” his death was verified by his long-time agent, Barry McPherson.

The entertainment world mourns the passing of this gifted gentleman who left an everlasting impression on the stage with his outstanding performances.

Treat Williams’ memory will be indelibly linked to Dolly Parton’s experience working with him, forging a lifelong tie between the two artists.

Their partnership on “Christmas on the Square” illustrates their shared love of their work and their ability to touch the hearts of audiences via their talent.

Treat Williams’ legacy will continue to inspire future generations of performers and artists, making an indelible mark on the entertainment world.