“Sons of Anarchy” prima William Lucking has died astatine property 80.
The prima died connected October 18 astatine his location successful Las Vegas, his woman announced successful an obituary.
Sigrid Insull Lucking wrote: “Although William often played toughs and strongmen, successful his existent beingness helium was an elegant antheral with a superb intellect who loved to reason astir authorities and existent affairs, sermon doctrine and physics and asseverate fine-pointed opinions astir creation and poetry.”
The prima was champion known for his relation successful “Sons of Anarchy” arsenic biker Piney Winston — wherever helium appeared successful a immense 35 episodes.
He filled the relation from erstwhile the bid started successful 2008 until the 4th play successful 2011.
He besides starred successful NBC’s “The A-Team” from 1983 to 1984 arsenic Army Col. Lynch and appeared successful 3 episodes of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”
The prima made his on-screen debut backmost successful 1968 successful an occurrence of “Ironside,” earlier going connected to look connected “Mission: Impossible,” “The Partridge Family,” “The X-Files” and “The West Wing.”
Fellow histrion and adjacent person Stephen Macht dubbed Lucking “truly a ‘lion,'” adding that “his representation volition ever beryllium a blessing.”
Remembering erstwhile helium archetypal met the star, connected the acceptable of bid “Big Hawaii,” Macht wrote: “I asked him, ‘Why did you go an actor!?’
“Bill’s answer, ‘Some a–hole clapped!’ Bill transcended each the trappings of the ‘biz and reached a rare, splendid, almighty creation of acting and volition everlastingly unrecorded successful my memory.”
The histrion is survived by his woman and 2 daughters, Marjet Lucking and Juliana Ryan.
In the obituary, the household requested that “you toast his representation and observe his legacy.”