Sex And The City’s Willie Garson has passed away at the age of 57.
NSL Learnt: the actor had ‘been battling cancer’ though it is not confirmed that the
illness was the cause of his death.
His death was confirmed by his son, Nathen Garson, on his Instagram page and fans
had been unaware of his illness. He penned: ‘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,’
Nathen continued. ‘You’ll always be with me. [I] 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 ad smartest person I’ve known.
‘I’m glad you shared your love with me,’ he concluded. ‘I’ll never forget it or lose it.’
An HBO spokesperson also confirmed Garson’s passing to CNN, writing: ‘Willie
Garson was in life, s on-screen, a devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his
‘He created one of the most beloved characters in the HBO pantheon and was a
member of our family for nearly 25 years,’ the spokesperson said in a statement. ‘We
are deeply saddened to learn of his passing, and extend our sincere condolences to
his family and loved ones.’
Garson is perhaps best known for his role as Carrie Bradshaw’s close pal, Stanford
Blatch. Though he was just a supporting character, he had several major storylines,
including his courtship and eventual marriage to former rival Antony Marentino.
He reprised the role in the forthcoming Sex And The City reboot titled And Just Like
That…, which began production in June.
Willie Garson was last pictured on the set of the production on July 24 as he shot a
scene alongside the series’ central star Sarah Jessica Parker and comedian Mario
Cantone in New York City.