Sex and the City actor Willie Garson has died at the age of 57 following a short illness.
It’s understood that the 57-year-old had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.
Garson was best known for playing the flamboyant talent agent Stanford Blatch in HBO’s Sex and the City.
He reprised his role in two Sex and the City films and had also been working on the HBO Max spin-off series ‘And Just Like That’.
Starring as Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon paid tribute to Garson on Twitter; “So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @WillieGarson. We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional— always.”
Executive producer of Sex and the City and And Just Like That ‘Michael Patrick King’ said that Garson was dedicated to his work even while he was ill while adding, “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.”
Mario Cantone, who plays Garson’s on-screen partner in Sex and the City stated, “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.”
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