Willie Garson of Sex and the City passed away at the age of 57. He played Stanford Blatch, the best friend of Carrie Bradshaw on the famous series.
His son Nathen Garson took to Instagram on September 21 to share the news. He wrote, “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.”
He continued, “You’ll always be with me. 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 and smartest person I’ve known. I’m glad you shared [your] love with me. I’ll never forget it or lose it.”
The late actor was slated to make an appearance in the Sex and the City spinoff and And Just Like That. He was also spotted filming in July in New York with Sarah Jessica Parker. He also appeared on set with Mario Cantone last month.
Cantone paid tribute to him in a tweet where he wrote about how brilliant TV partner Garson was. He said, “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.”
Meanwhile, Garson was also on White Collar where he played Mozzie. He was on Hawaii Five-0, too, as Gerard Hirsch. Further, he had several TV roles including Supergirl, John from Cincinnati, and Whole Way Down.
Garson shared about his personal life on social media by posting about Nathen. He wrote on Instagram this summer that adopting Nathen and being his dad has been “the honor of my life”. He now attends college. Garson even posted, “Love you more than I could imagine I am able to. May this next year of college be the springboard to your future, and know that I and many others are with you always. I adore you.”
His character on Sex and the City was gay but he identified as straight. In 2016, he told Huffington Post, “I didn’t want to offend the community at all, and that was a really big concern of mine… But, the gay community really rose up, and said ‘we know people like this, this is real.’ And so that made me feel great.”
On September 4, Garson tweeted for the last time and it read, “BE KIND TO EACH OTHER……ALWAYS. LOVE TO ALL. APRROACH KINDNESS.”