Willie Garson, ‘Sex and the City’ actor, dead at 57

“I appreciate you so a great deal papa. Rest In Peace and I am so glad you acquired to share all your adventures with me and have been able to carry out so substantially,” his son wrote on Instagram. “I’m so happy of you.”

A HBO/HBO Max spokesperson also verified Garson’s passing, and the community honored his contributions to 1 of its most iconic demonstrates in a assertion.

“Willie Garson was in existence, as on display, a devoted buddy and a brilliant mild for absolutely everyone in his universe,” the statement go through. “He designed one particular of the most beloved people from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our spouse and children for approximately 20-five years. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and increase our honest condolences to his family and beloved types.”

On “Sexual intercourse and the Metropolis” Garson played Stanford Blatch, pal and confidant of protagonist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). He appeared frequently in the sequence all over its run and in both equally movies.

Garson, who was born in New Jersey, begun coaching as an actor at age 13 and went on to research at Wesleyan College, according to a bio posted on the university’s web-site.

His initially crack in Hollywood was in visitor roles on Television shows like “Cheers” and “Spouse and children Ties.”

It was on television that Garson would go on to make a popularity for himself as a beloved character actor. In addition to his function in “Sex and the Metropolis,” he experienced recurring unforgettable areas on Usa Network’s “White Collar,” ABC’s “NYPD Blue,” and CBS’s “Hawaii 5-.”

He was most lately slated to look in the reboot of the series, “And Just Like That,” which is established to premiere on HBO Max later on this calendar year.

Garson was a very pleased mother or father of just one kid, his son Nathen. He was also an advocate for corporations that enable small children uncover homes through adoption.
In January, Garson marked his son’s Adoption Working day in an Instagram post, declaring, “Finest working day of my daily life. Constantly. It is an honorĀ @nathen_garson, currently and each individual working day.”

In the wake of his passing, Garson’s quite a few close friends and previous colleagues expressed their adore for the actor.

Mario Cantone, who performed Garson’s on-display screen spouse in “Intercourse and the Town,” termed Garson a “amazing Television set spouse” in a heartfelt write-up.

“I’m devastated and just overcome with Disappointment. Taken absent from all of us way shortly. You were a gift from the gods,” he wrote. “Relaxation my sweet close friend. I adore you.”

Matt Bomer, Garson’s co-star on “White Collar,” which ran for six seasons, remembered his close friend by declaring Garson “taught me so a lot about bravery and resilience and appreciate.”

“I however have not wrapped my head close to a environment devoid of you in it- where I are unable to phone you when I have to have to chortle, or be inspired. The very last matter you did when we mentioned goodbye was pull down your mask (I hate covid), smile, and wink at me,” he wrote. “I know that it was not reflective of the pain you were likely through, but it was indicative of all the things you had been and are to me: some one particular who lifted me up, who built me greater, and who usually, generally designed me smile.”

He additional: “You dwell on in our hearts and minds usually: and your White Collar household is usually here for Nathen. Save a put for me, since you know I want to be at your table up there.”

Garson’s pal, “Fashionable Relatives” actress Julie Bowen, wrote: “This breaks my coronary heart. Willie Garson, a mate who beloved me at my worst, (and usually permit me know it) is long gone. Goodbye, Fatty. I love you constantly.”