Tributes paid as Sex and the City star Willie Garson dies aged 57 4 weeks ago

Tributes paid as Sex and the City star Willie Garson dies aged 57

Sex and the City stars pay tribute

The Sex and the City star Willie Garson, who appeared in more than 75 films and 300+ episodes across various TV shows, has sadly died aged 57.

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Garson, who was best known for playing Carrie Bradshaw's (Sarah Jessica Parker's) best friend, Standford Blatch, in the hit HBO show had recently been filming with the SatC crew ahead of the upcoming reboot.

Executive producer Michael Patrick King said he had been working "even while he was sick", without having given any details as to his illness. Members of the cast and his fellow acting peers have been paying tribute.

Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda in the show, had this to say:

Matt Bomer, who shared the screen with him in another beloved role as Mozzie in White Collar, simply said: "I love you forever".

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Comedy legend Ben Stiller also passed on his condolences to Garson's family, telling to son Nathen (20) that his dad was a deeply kind and funny man, as well as being "strong and respected in his community of fellow actors".

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Nathen himself posted this emotional message to his Instagram:

Sarah Jessica Parker herself, who remained close friends with Garson outside of the show, has yet to comment on his sudden passing.

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Parker recently suffered the loss of her close business partner, George Malkemus, just a matter of days ago - she is said to be "utterly heartbroken" over his death.

Nevertheless, speaking on behalf of the HBO family, the network described him as "a light for everyone in his universe".

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