William Lucking Dies: ‘Sons of Anarchy’s Piney & Veteran Character Actor Was 80

William Lucking, who played Piney Winston in FX’s Sons of Anarchy and had 100-plus other film and TV credits during a nearly half-century career, has died, his agent confirmed to Deadline.

He was 80.Lucking died October 18 at his home in Las Vegas.

No cause of death has been revealed.An obituary shared by his wife Sigrid Lucking reads, “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.”Lucking was born on June 17, 1941, in Michigan and moved with his family to California in the 1950s.

With a degree in literature from UCLA, he furthered his theater studies at the Pasadena Playhouse.Throughout his lengthy career in Hollywood, he portrayed a diverse range of characters on the big and

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