Earlier this month, on November 2nd, William Lucking’s friend posted an obituary and statement on behalf of Lucking’s wife. Unfortunately, it relayed news of his passing at the age of 80. The post also revealed that Lucking’s death occurred in the comfort of his Las Vegas residence back in October. Presumably, they held back this news for a couple of weeks while starting their process of grieving. William Lucking is remembered for his role as the beloved “Piney Winston” on FX’s hit series, “Sons of Anarchy.”
Immediately after the news broke, Kim Coates, Kristen Renton, and Kenny Johnson shared their own tributes to the late star. As the tragic news spread, fans also remembered William Lucking in a series of their own heartbreaking posts and tributes.
Remembering William Lucking and His Fan-Favorite Piney Character from ‘Sons of Anarchy’
William Lucking portrayed the lovable biker Piney Winston for a handful of years on “Sons of Anarchy” from 2008 to 2011. This tweet from a superfan sums up most of the grieving Twitter community’s response.
You can read it below:
Then, Twitter user @BobbyGBklyn joined the conversation adding: “This is sad news. He was a great actor, a Mans Man. #SonsOfAnarchy will forever be my #1. We will miss William. #PineyWinston“
At the end of the day, several Twitter users found the late actor’s age astonishing. This is because he always appeared younger than he actually was. Later, the “MASH Matters” Podcast shared a photo from one of his earlier roles in their own tribute. It shows William Lucking in full costume as his Sergeant Marty Urbancic character in the season 10 episode titled “Sons and Bowlers.” He would have been around 40 years old at the time.
Check it out:
He Leaves Behind His Wife, Children, and Grandchildren
William Lucking leaves behind his second wife, Sigrid, and two children from a previous marriage. Unfortunately, his first wife also tragically passed early on. After revealing his passing, his second wife, Sigrid, also relayed the following: “William’s much loved first wife, Mimi, was the mother of his children and she died of cancer in 1996.”
Bearing the full name of Marycarolyn Linda Elizabeth Hawkins, those closest to her knew her as Mimi. She and William Lucking leave behind a legacy that spans the globe.