Sex and the City star Willie Garson dead at 57: Actor who played Stanford Blatch ‘dies after cancer battle’
Sex And The City’s Willie Garson has passed away at the age of 57.
Sources close to Garson told TMZ that the actor had ‘been battling cancer’ though it is not confirmed that the illness was the cause of his death.
Garson was set to reprise his role as Carrie Bradshaw’s close pal Stanford Blatch in the forthcoming Sex And The City reboot titled And Just Like That…, which began production in June.
RIP: Sex And The City’s Willie Garson has passed away at the age of 57; pictured July 24, 2021 on the set of the SATCH reboot in NYC
He was last pictured on set of the production on July 24 as he shot a scene alongside the series’ central star Sarah Jessica Parker and comedian Mario Cantone in New York City.
Once news of Willie’s passing became public, Cantone took to Instagram to express his ‘devestation’ over the loss of his longtime friend.
‘I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner,’ began the 61-year-old actor, who included a sweet snapshot of him and Willie.
He continued: ‘I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods sweet Willie. Rest …I love you.’
From 1998 until its series finale in 2004, Willie appeared in 27 of Sex And The City’s 98 episode run on HBO.
His character Stanford Blatch was a gay talent agent and close friend of Carrie’s who often struggled to overcome insecurities around dating in the big city.
Reboot: Garson was set to reprise his role as Carrie Bradshaw’s close pal Stanford Blatch in the forthcoming Sex And The City reboot titled And Just Like That…, which began production in June; pictured with Sarah Jessica Parker on July 24 in NYC