Sex and the City star Willie Garson has passed away at the age of 57.
Willie Garson, who was known for starring as Stanford Blatch in the Sex and the City movies and television series, has died.
He was due to reprise his role in the upcoming HBO Max spin-off series And Just Like That.
We take a look at the actor’s career and personal life.
Willie Garson has passed away
Willie’s son Nathen has confirmed his father’s passing in a poignant Instagram post. 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. You’ll always be with me. Love you more than you will ever know and I’m glad you can be at peace now. “
He concluded his post by writing: “I’m glad you shared your love with me. I’ll never forget it or lose it.”
A spokesperson from HBO has confirmed the actor’s passing in a statement.
Willie started pursuing an acting career at the age of 13. He got his breakout roles on television shows like Cheers and Family Ties.
Willie was also known for his recurring roles in the USA Network series White Collar, the ABC show NYPD Blue and CBS’s Hawaii Five-0.
Did Willie Garson have a wife?
Willie didn’t have a wife and the actor never got married.
He was a proud father of his son, Nathen Garson, who was adopted when he was seven years old in 2010, while Willie was in his mid-40s at the time.
In an interview with Medium, Willie shared he always wanted to have a child, irrespective of him having a partner or not. The actor brought Nathen up as a single parent.
According to Page Six, Nathen is still a college student.
People pay tributes to Willie Garson
Emotional tributes have poured in from Willie’s friends and other celebrities on social media.
Willie’s Sex and the City co-star Cynthia Nixon said: “So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @WillieGarson. We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional— always.”
Ben Stiller wrote: “Sending love to @WillieGarson’s son Nathen. Your dad was strong and respected in his community of fellow actors and his philanthropy was constant and committed. I’m grateful I knew him. He was also really really funny.”
White Collar actor Matt Bomer added: “I love you forever Willie Garson. Rest in peace my friend.”