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22nd Sep 2021

Sex and the City actor Willie Garson dies aged 57

Kat O'Connor

Tributes have been pouring in following Garson’s death.

Sex and the City actor Willie Garson has died at the age of 57.

It is believed the actor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but his cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

The actor is best known for playing Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City.

He had been working on the spin-off series And Just Like That before his passing.

His co-stars have penned moving tributes following the death of Garson.

Cynthia Nixon wrote: “So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @Willie.Garson. 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.”

Actor Ben Stiller wrote: “Sending love to Willie Garson’s son Nathen. Your dad was strong and respected in his community of fellow actors and his philanthropy was constant and committed. I’m grateful I knew him. He was also really really funny.”

Matt Bomer, who starred alongside Garson in White Collar wrote: “I love you forever Willie Garson. Rest in peace my friend.”

Executive producer of Sex and the City, Michael Patrick King shared: “His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming And Just Like That. He was there – giving us his all – even while he was sick.

“His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone. In this sad, dark moment we are comforted by our memory of his joy and light.”

Garson is survived by his adopted son Nathen.