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.”
Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda, described Garson as “a consummate professional” and “endlessly funny on-screen and and in real life.”
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.”
Tim DeKay, who also starred on the show, added “Godspeed, Wilhelm. You know I love you and always will.”
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