Actor Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch, on the original HBO series “Sex and the City” has died. And he was 57.
The sex and city actor’s son, whom he adopted in 2009, announced Tuesday. In an Instagram post, Garson son Nathen penned a message;
“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,” Nathen Garson wrote on Instagram. “I’m so proud of you.”
“You will always be with me, but I think it is time for you to go on an adventure on your own,” he continued, “you always were the toughest and funniest and smartest person I’ve known,” he wrote.
‘I’m glad you shared your love with me,’ he concluded. ‘I’ll never forget it or lose it,’ his son added.
Nathen did not release any details of the Sex and the City actors death.
But Dailymail posted that Sources close to Garson told TMZ that the actor had ‘been battling cancer’ though it is not confirmed that the illness was the cause of his death.
Stars from Sex and the City have Paid Tributes to the Actor
A statement from HBO released: “Willie Garson was in life, as on screen, a devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe. He created one of the most beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for nearly 25 years. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”
Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda, was the first of the series’ who commented on Garson’s sudden demise. ‘So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @Willie.Garson,’ the actress began. ‘We all loved him and adored working with him.
So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @WillieGarson. We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional— always. pic.twitter.com/G63EJIj8lG
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 22, 2021
Michael Patrick King, the executive producer of Sex and the City and its spin-off, also said Garson had been working “even while he was sick”.
“His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day,” he said in a statement. “His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone.”
“I’m in a state of shock,” actor Josh Charles wrote. “This is horribly sad news and I am heartbroken for his son and family.”
I’m in a state of shock. I can not believe Willie Garson has left us. This is horribly sad news and I am heartbroken for his son and family.
— Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) September 22, 2021
Actor Matt Bomer, who appeared with Garson in White Collar, said he would love his former co-star forever, adding: “Rest in peace my friend.”