Willie Garson made a name for himself by acting as Carrie Bradshaw’s best male friend Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City. Unfortunately, he passed away at the age of 57.
Willie Garson appeared in 27 episodes for the hit HBO series and also both of its spinoff films. He was also set to appear in And Just Like That, which is the upcoming Sex and the City sequel series set to premiere in the fall on HBO Max.
Fans and actors alike were utterly shocked at Willie Garson’s tragic passing and took to social media in order to honor his memory and remember the man for who he truly was. This also included the cast from Sex and the City such as Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and more.
Cynthia Nixon – 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.”
Kim Cattrall – “Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo.”
Evan Handler – “This is a tragedy for the entire #SATC #AJLT family, for Willie’s family, and for the world. Willie was a prince, the Mayor of every group he ever existed within, and – most importantly – a parent. My heart grieves for his son. A consumate [SIC] funny man. Bless you.”
David Eigenberg – “Willie …the kindest most beautiful beautiful man. There are none better. Sleep well my friend. You will always be remembered.”
Mario Cantone – “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.”
Willie Garson’s contributions to the industry will never be forgotten and friends and family alike will forever honor his memory in the best way they know how to.