Actor William Lucking Dead At 80

Actor William Lucking Has Passed Away

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.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“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.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“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.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
He is well recognized for his appearances in the films The Magnificent Seven Ride and The Rundown too, as well as his role as Col. Lynch in the first season of the 1980s television program The A-Team.
Aside from Sigrid, his two daughters, Marjet Lucking and Juliana Ryan, as well as Juliana’s husband and two kids, Quinlan and Lilian, survive him.

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

@LuluWild13

rest in peace, William Lucking. I'll always love his performance as Piney on Sons of Anarchy. Condolences to his family and friends ♥️

@johnnyscobra

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

@SOAMayanAddicts

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.

@tiwwamm

RIP William Lucking, a cast member of Sons of Anarchy. We’ll miss you.

@RavenGillians

RIP Piney And William Lucking made a darn good Orion trader on Star Trek, too.

@Newsforachange

#RIP Piney Winston 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 #SOA #Sons #WilliamLucking

@RitchieRichBox

RIP William Lucking Piney was a fantastic SOA character played to a tee.

@RudoLightning

RIP William Lucking who appeared as Bajoran freedom fighter Furel in three episodes of #StarTrekDS9. Helluva cool guy

@IraStevenBehr

Rest in Peace king. William Lucking, forever grateful for you 🤍

@chibsofanarchy

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