Sex and the City star Willie Garson dies at 57

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22 Sep 2021, 09:47

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Willie Garson, known for his roles on Sex and the City and White Collar, has died according to his son Nathen. 

In an Instagram post, his son Nathen Garson confirmed his father’s passing. He shared several photographs of his late father, accompanied by the caption “I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much.”

“I’m so proud of you. I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own. You’ll always be with me. Love you more than you will ever know and I’m glad you can be at peace now. You always were the toughest and funniest and smartest person I’ve known. I’m glad you shared you’re [sic] love with me. I’ll never forget it or lose it.”

Garson was best known as Sex And The City’s Stanford Blatch, a close friend and confidant of Carrie Bradshaw. He had recently been working on the series reboot for HBO alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and most of the original cast.

Willie had a prolific television career, appearing in an impressive slate of 90s and 00s classics including Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twin Peaks, and The X Files. Most recently he was known for his central role on US police procedural White Collar alongside Matt Bomer.

No further information about his death has been released, but a statement from Michael Patrick King, the executive producer of Sex and the City and its new reboot And Just Like That, suggests that Willie had been struggling with an illness.

“The Sex and the City family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson,” 

“His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming And Just Like That. He was there – giving us his all – even while he was sick. His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone. In this sad, dark moment we are comforted by our memory of his joy and light.”