Willie Garson, ‘Sex and the City’ actor, dead at 57
According to his son, Nathen Garson, actor Willie Garson, best known for his roles in the “Sex and the City” series and movie, has died. He was 57 years old at the time.
“Papa, I adore you so much. Rest in Peace, and I’m grateful you were able to share all of your trips with me and accomplish so much “On Instagram, his son expressed himself. “I’m incredibly proud of you.”
In a statement, HBO/HBO Max acknowledged Garson’s death and thanked him for his contributions to one of the network’s most memorable shows.
“Willie Garson was a committed friend and bright light in life and on-screen for everyone in his world,” he continued. “For twenty-five years, he was a member of our family, and he created one of HBO’s most beloved characters. We are deeply saddened to learn of his loss and extend our sympathies to his family and friends.”
Garson, friend, and confidant of Carrie Bradshaw, played Stanford Blatch in “Sex and the City” (Sarah Jessica Parker). Throughout the series’ run and in both films, he featured regularly.
According to a bio on the university’s website, Garson. He was born in New Jersey, began training as an actress at the age of 13, and went on to study at Wesleyan University.
Guest appearances on TV shows like “Cheers” and “Family Ties” gave him his first break in Hollywood.
Garson would go on to become a well-known character actor thanks to his work on television. He had recurring noteworthy roles on USA Network’s “White Collar,” ABC’s “NYPD Blue,” and CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0” in addition to his role in “Sex and the City.”
He’ll most recently see in HBO Max’s revival of the series, “And Just Like That,” which will broadcast later this year.
Garson was the delighted father of one son, Nathen. He was also a supporter of organizations that assist children in finding permanent homes through adoption.
In January, Garson celebrated the adoption of his son by posting Instagram: “The happiest day of my life. Always. It’s an honor to be here today, and every day, @nathen Garson.”
Following his death, several of Garson’s friends and former coworkers voiced their admiration for the actor.
In his heartfelt tweet, Garson was termed a “great TV companion” by Mario Cantone, who played Garson’s wife on-screen at “Sex and the City.”
“I’m heartbroken and overcome with sadness. We will all be separated from one another very soon. You were a God-given gift, “he penned “Rest in peace, my dear friend. I’m in love with you.”
I couldn’t have wished for a better television co-star. I’m heartbroken and overcome with sadness. We are all going to be removed very soon from one another. The gods gave you to us as a gift. Rest in peace, my dear friend. I’m in love with you. pic.twitter.com/Ia4tg1VK1Y
September 22, 2021 — Mario Cantone (@macantone)
Garson’s co-star on the six-season drama “White Collar,” Matt Bomer, remembers his friend by saying. “Garson taught me a great deal about bravery, resilience, and love.”
“I still can’t imagine a world without you in it. Where I wouldn’t be able to call you when I needed to laugh or be inspired. When we said our goodbyes, you pulled down your mask (which I despise), smiled, and winked at me. “he penned “I know it wasn’t a reflection of your suffering. But it was a reflection of all you were and are to me: someone who raised me, made me better, and always, always made me smile.”
I always adore you Willie Garson. I always love you. Rest my friend in tranquility. pic.twitter.com/MxsBwq5NEa
By Matt Bomer, September 22, 2021 (@MattBomer).
He said, ” “Your White Collar family is always here for Nathen, and you will always be in our hearts and minds. You know I want to sit at your table up there, so save a spot for me.”
Garson’s acquaintance, “This hurts my heart,” Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” commented. Willie Garson, a friend who loved me even when I was at my worst (and always told me so), has passed away. Fatty, farewell. I will always love you.”