He is best known for his role in Sons of Anarchy where he appeared in a huge 35 episodes.
Actor William Lucking has passed away at his Las Vegas home last month. Lucking was described as a “giant of a man with the soul of a poet” in an obituary written by his wife of 25 years, Sigrid.
“Although William often played toughs and strongmen, in his actual life he was an elegant man with a brilliant intellect who loved to argue about politics and current affairs, discuss philosophy and physics and assert fine-pointed opinions about art and poetry,” his wife composed.
“He was a giant of a man with the soul of a poet, one who ‘contained…a tension of sorts within his being…like a boulder teetering on a hill…or a balloon expanding towards its extreme,’ as one friend put it.”
“The family requests you toast his memory and celebrate his legacy,” Sigrid’s obituary concluded.
From the beginning of the “SoA” series in 2008 through the fourth season in 2011, he played the character of biker Piney Winston who is the oldest member and most senior adviser of the biker club. He wore an oxygen tank on the program and appeared to have slowed down as the season progressed.
Reactions to Actor William Lucking Has Passed Away
Rest in power, eternal happiness and peace, William Lucking. So many of my favourite #SOA moments are my favourite because of Bill's iconic portrayal of Piney. He was an incredible actor and human, so insightful, strong, and powerful in so many beautiful ways. #WilliamLucking pic.twitter.com/KBSqL133Qn— Lulu Wild (@LuluWild13) November 4, 2021
rest in peace, William Lucking. I'll always love his performance as Piney on Sons of Anarchy. Condolences to his family and friends ♥️ pic.twitter.com/5WCDf4UlFc— caitlyn ✨ (@johnnyscobra) November 4, 2021
William Lucking was definitely a giant among men and an amazing person who will be greatly missed 😞 I had the honour of meeting him once and he was so kind. #RipWilliamLucking #SOA #PineyWinston pic.twitter.com/u2rByY07iA— SOA & Mayan Addicts (@SOAMayanAddicts) November 4, 2021
Sad news to share. Actor #WilliamLucking, who played Detective Thomas in the #Millennium Season 1 episode #LoinLikeAHuntingFlame passed away at the age of 80 on October 18th. pic.twitter.com/i1RA5qETez— MATM (@tiwwamm) November 5, 2021
RIP William Lucking, a cast member of Sons of Anarchy. We’ll miss you. pic.twitter.com/J0DEe9GIdi— Raven 👻 (@RavenGillians) November 4, 2021
RIP Piney— Making Progress (@Newsforachange) November 4, 2021
And William Lucking made a darn good Orion trader on Star Trek, too. pic.twitter.com/H7cy5V7zCV
#RIP Piney Winston 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 #SOA #Sons #WilliamLucking pic.twitter.com/DtlRWZJqa2
— RitchieRichBox (@RitchieRichBox) November 4, 2021
RIP William Lucking— RUDO (@RudoLightning) November 4, 2021
Piney was a fantastic SOA character played to a tee. pic.twitter.com/MFYdXi9GxN
RIP William Lucking who appeared as Bajoran freedom fighter Furel in three episodes of #StarTrekDS9.— Ira Steven Behr (@IraStevenBehr) November 4, 2021
Helluva cool guy
Rest in Peace king. William Lucking, forever grateful for you 🤍 pic.twitter.com/uZGC4BFd4c— beth ✨ (@chibsofanarchy) November 4, 2021