Sex and The City actor Willie Garson sadly died on Sept. 21, after a battle with cancer. It was in the midst of filming the reboot, And Just Like That. His sudden passing led many fans to wonder what his character’s fate would be.
Now, And Just Like That showrunner and Sex and the City executive producer Michael Patrick King has revealed that Garson’s death was not written into the storyline of the upcoming reboot. Which basically means he is still alive in the franchise.
On Dec. 3, in an interview with The New York Times King answered our burning questions about the fate of characters Mr. Big, Samantha Jones and Stanford Blatch.
“Nobody’s dead,” King said. “Nobody.” King provided a brief explanation as to why Garson’s death wasn’t written into the show. “Because it wasn’t charming,” King shared. “And I knew that the audience would know.”
In a touching tribute Parker took to Instagram and wrote “Sometimes silence is a statement. Of the gravity. The anguish. The magnitude of the loss of a 30 + year friendship.” The other cast members also conveyed their thoughts with heavy hearts.
It looks like his legacy will live on, and Stanford will continue to sip cosmopolitans and definitely judge us from afar. His image as the character will always be imprinted deeply into the viewer’s minds and that is a given.