Willie Garson, The Versatile Actor, Dead at 57

Willie Garson, known for his role in the series and films "Sex and the City", died at the age of 57, according to his son Nathen Garson.

“I love you very much, dad. Rest in peace and I am very happy that you shared all your adventures with me and were able to achieve so much,” Son of Willie Garson wrote on Instagram. “I’m so proud of you.”

An HBO / HBO Max spokesperson also confirmed Garson’s death, and the network issued a statement recognizing his contributions to one of its most famous shows.

“Willie Garson was alive as on screen, a devoted friend and a shining light to everyone in his universe,” the statement reads. “He created one of the most popular characters in the HBO pantheon and has been a member of our family for nearly 25 years. We are deeply saddened to learn of his death and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”

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In “Sex and the City” Garson Stanford played Blatch, a friend and confidante of the protagonist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). He made regular appearances on the series and in both films throughout his career.

Garson, who was born in New Jersey, began training as an actor at the age of 13 and then went on to study at Wesleyan University, according to a biography on the university’s website.

Her first break in Hollywood was as a guest on television shows such as Cheers and Family Ties.

Garson made a name for himself on television as a popular character actor. In addition to her role on Sex and the City, she has had recurring and memorable roles on USA Network’s White Collar, ABC’s NYPD Blue, and CBS’s Hawaii Five0.

Should appear last in the series restart “And Just Like That”, which will have its premiere on HBO Max later this year.

Garson was the proud father of a child, his son Nathen. He also campaigned for organizations that help children find homes through adoption.

In January, Garson marked his son’s adoption day in an Instagram post saying, “The best day of my life. Always. An honor @nathen_garson, today and every day.”

After his death, many friends and former colleagues of Garson expressed their love for the actor.

Mario Cantone, who played Garson’s husband on screen in “Sex and the City”, called Garson a “brilliant TV buddy” in a heartfelt contribution.

Willie Garson

“I am devastated and overcome with sadness. I will be leaving all of us very soon. You have been a gift from the gods,” he wrote. “Rest, my sweet friend. I love you.

Matt Bomer, Garson’s co-star on “White Collar,” which ran for six seasons, remembered his friend saying that Garson “taught me a lot about courage, resilience and love.”

” Not yet. I’ve ended my mind around a world without you where I can’t call you when I need to laugh or get inspiration. to me, “he wrote. I know it wasn’t a reflection of the pain you were going through, but it was an indication of everything you were and are to me: someone who lifted me up, made me better, and who made me always made a smile. ”

And he added,” You always live in our hearts and minds: and your staff family is always there for Nathen. Save a place for me because you know I am in your “Garson

‘s girlfriend “Modern Family” actress Julie Bowen wrote, “This breaks my heart. Willie Garson, a friend who loved me worst (and is forever gone now. Goodbye, Fatty.I love you forever.”

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