LOS ANGELES – Willie Garson, who played Carrie Bradshaw’s friend Stanford Blatch in TV’s “Sex and the City” and its film sequel, has died, 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 best male friend devoted to Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie for six seasons. He reprized the role in the films “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2” and was filming an upcoming series revival called “And Just Like That” for HBO Max.
“Willie Garson in life, on-screen, was a devoted friend and a bright light to everyone in his universe,” an HBO Facebook statement said. “We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and express our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”
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, friendship, and business lore. He was a consummate professional—always.”
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 “Sex and the City,” he was probably best known as Mozzie, a con man in the TV show “White Collar,” and also had recurring roles on “NYPD Blue,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Supergirl.” She was
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.”
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