Willie Garson, best remembered for his role as talent agent Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City, has died at the age of 57, according to his son.
In the successful HBO series, he plays Carrie Bradshaw’s close friend and confidante, played by Sarah Jessica Parker. He was most recently working on the spin-off series And Just Like That.
In the television series White Collar, Garson played conman Mozzie.
The cause of his death is still unknown.
“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,” Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes in the sitcom, recalled.
I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner. I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods. Rest my sweet friend. I love you. pic.twitter.com/Ia4tg1VK1Y
— Mario Cantone (@macantone) September 22, 2021
Michael Patrick King, the executive producer of Sex And The City and Just Like That, claimed Garson had been working “even when he was unwell.” “His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day,” he said in a statement. “His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone.”