Willie Garson, who co-starred with real-life best friend Sarah Jessica Parker as the iconic character Stanford Blatch in “Sex and the City” and its planned reboot, “And Just Like That,” has died. He was 57 years old at the time.
“Willie Garson was a dedicated friend and a brilliant light for everyone in his universe in real life, just as he was on screen,” an HBO Max spokeswoman told The Washington Post. “He was a member of our family for for twenty-five years, and he created one of HBO’s most cherished characters. We are heartbroken to learn of his death and send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”
According to TMZ, the New Jersey native died after a cancer struggle, and his family announced his passing on social media.
His adopted son Nathen stated in a mournful post that he’s delighted his father “may be at peace now.”
He wrote on Instagram, “I love you very much papa.” “Rest In Peace, and I’m so grateful you were able to share all of your trips with me and achieve so much. I’m so proud of you. I will always adore you, but I believe it is time for you to embark on your own adventure. You’ll always be there for me. I love you more than you’ll ever realize, and I’m pleased you’re finally at peace.
You were always the roughest, funniest, and smartest person I’d ever met. I’m grateful you expressed your feelings with me. It’s something I’ll never forget or lose.”
As word of the actor’s death spread, social media was swamped with tributes to him.