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The cast of “Sex and the City,” “White Collar” are more paid tribute to actor Willie Garson, who died Tuesday at age 57.
Garson played Stanford Blatch, the best friend of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw, for six seasons on “Sex and the City.” He reprised the role for the upcoming spin-off, “And Just Like That” before his untimely death.
The actor’s son, Nathen, confirmed his passing on Instagram, writing: “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.”
Mario Cantone, who played Stanford’s rival-turned-husband Anthony, tweeted a heartfelt tribute. “I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner,” the post read. “I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods. Rest my sweet friend. I love you.”
I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner. I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods. Rest my sweet friend. I love you. pic.twitter.com/Ia4tg1VK1Y
— Mario Cantone (@macantone) September 22, 2021
Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda, described Garson as “a consummate professional” and “endlessly funny on-screen and and in real life.”
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 “And Just Like That” issued the following statement: “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.”
Following “Sex and the City,” Garson starred on the USA Network drama “White Collar.”
Star Matt Bomer simply wrote, “I love you forever Willie Garson. Rest in peace my friend.”
I love you forever Willie Garson. Rest in peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/MxsBwq5NEa
— Matt Bomer (@MattBomer) September 22, 2021
Tim DeKay, who also starred on the show, added “Godspeed, Wilhelm. You know I love you and always will.”
Godspeed, Wilhelm. You know I love you and always will. https://t.co/DrQvScVIVS
— Tim DeKay (@TimDeKay) September 22, 2021
Read more tributes below:
We met on the "best friend of lead character" tv audition circuit a million years ago. This was his last tweet to us. https://t.co/tgxOisStQx
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 22, 2021
Sadly, it is true… Willie Garson has died. He was so talented, so committed to social justice, so loved by so many. But most of all, he was a great, devoted, father. He will be sorely missed.
— Chad Lowe (@ichadlowe) September 21, 2021
— Rob Morrow (@RobMorrow_) September 21, 2021
This is heartbreaking. Love you @WillieGarson. You will be sorely missed
— Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) September 21, 2021
There are no words. I love you dear brother. We are fewer pic.twitter.com/Q4Sblb7Nqw
— TitusWelliver (@welliver_titus) September 21, 2021
This breaks my heart. Willie Garson, a friend who loved me at my worst, (and always let me know it) is gone. Goodbye, Fatty. I love you always. https://t.co/Cow3esS0YB
— Julie Bowen (@itsJulieBowen) September 21, 2021
Garson appeared as Riga in STAR TREK: VOYAGER's "Thirty Days," who inspired Tom Paris to disobey Captain Janeway's orders and save his aquatic home.#StarTrek https://t.co/okqXVJaZI5 pic.twitter.com/fcxqib3Ny0
(@TrekCore) September 22, 2021