Willie Garson, who played Carrie Bradshaw’s friend Stanford Blatch on TV sex and the City And its film sequel is dead, his son announced Tuesday. He was 57 years old.
“I love you papa. Rest in peace and I am so glad that you shared all your adventures with me and were able to achieve so much,” Nathan Garson wrote on Instagram. “I am so proud of you “
His son said, “You were always the toughest and funniest and smartest person I have known.”
No details of his death were released. Messages seeking comment from their representatives were not immediately returned.
Garson portrayed Blatch, a talent agent, and the devoted and stylish best male friend for Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie for six seasons. He reprized the role in films sex and the City And sex and the city 2, and was filming an upcoming series revival for HBO Max called And Just Like That.
Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes in the series, expressed her grief in a tweet.
“We all loved him and loved working with him. He was extremely funny on-screen and in real life,” she wrote. “He was a source of light, friendliness and business lore. He was a fine professional – always.”
“I couldn’t have had a more wonderful TV partner than me,” tweeted Mario Cantone, who played Garson’s husband sex and the City. “I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with sadness.”
He continued: “You were a gift from the gods.”
“Willie Garson was in life, as if on screen, a devoted friend and a bright light to everyone in his universe. He created one of the most beloved characters in the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for nearly 25 years, HBO Facebook said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”
Born William Garson Paszamant in Highland Park, New Jersey, Garson began studying acting at the age of 13 at the Actors Institute in New York. He made hundreds of appearances on TV and in movies.
In addition to this sex and the City, he was probably known as a con man Mozzie in the TV show white collar, and also had recurring roles in NYPD Bluehandjob Hawaii Five-0 And super girl.
Garson, who was an attorney for adoption agencies, adopted her son, Nathan, in 2009 and marked the adoption in a January Instagram posting that read: “Best day of my life. Always.”