September 22, 2021 8:18 a.m.
From ROBERT JABLON Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw’s boyfriend on Sex and the City and its sequels, has died, his son said Tuesday. He was 57.
âI love you so much dad. Rest in peace and I am so glad that you were able to share all your adventures with me and achieve so much, âwrote Nathen Garson on Instagram. “I’m so proud of you.”
“You were always the toughest, funniest, and smartest person I know,” added his son.
No details of his death were released. Messages asking for comments from his representatives were not returned immediately.
Garson portrayed Blatch, a talent agent, and Sarah Jessica Parker’s devoted and stylish best male friend Carrie for six seasons. He repeated the role in the films “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2” and directed an upcoming revival for HBO Max called “And Just Like That”.
Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes on the show, expressed her grief in a tweet.
âWe all loved him and loved working with him. He was endlessly funny on screen and in real life, âshe wrote. âHe was a source of light, friendship and show business. He was a consummate professional – always. “
âI couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner,â tweeted Mario Cantone, who played Garson’s husband in âSex and the Cityâ. “I am devastated and overwhelmed by sadness.”
He added, “You were a gift from the gods.”
âIn life and on screen, Willie Garson was a loyal friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe. He created one of the most popular characters in the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for almost 25 years, âread a HBO Facebook statement. “We are deeply saddened to learn of his death and extend our condolences to his family and loved ones.”
Born William Garson Paszamant in Highland Park, New Jersey, Garson began studying acting at the Actors Institute in New York when he was 13. He made hundreds of appearances on television and in films.
Besides “Sex and the City”, he was perhaps best known as Mozzie, a cheater on the television show “White Collar” and also had recurring roles on “NYPD Blue”, “Hawaii Five-0” and “Supergirl”. â
Garson, who campaigned for adoption agencies, adopted his son Nathen in 2009 and tagged the adoption in an Instagram post in January that read, âThe best day of my life. Always.”