Actor Willie Garson, who was popularly known for his role as Stanford Blatch – Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw’s witty best friend in the HBO hit Sex And The City, has died at the age of 57. The cause for the actor’s death has not been revealed yet but it has been reported that he dies due to health-related issues.
Willie Garson’s death has left his family and his co-stars of Sex And The City shocked and shattered. The 57-year-old actor, who featured in SATC series and films, was shooting for a 10-episode reboot of the show called And Just Like That. Mourning his death, his son Nathen Garson wrote on Instagram: “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 love with me. I’ll never forget it or lose it,” he added.
SATC actors paid their tributes to Willie Garson on Twitter and Instagram. Kim Cattrall, who played the role of Samantha Jones in Sex And The City, which followed the stories of four friends as they navigated love and friendship in their 30s, shared a photo of herself with Willie and wrote: “Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie.”
Cynthia Nixon, who starred as Miranda Hobbes, mourned Willie Garson with these words: “So deeply, deeply sad we have lost Willie. We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional- always. My heart goes out to his son, Nathen Garson. Nathen, I hope you know how much he loved you and how proud he was to be your dad.”