Willie Garson, the unforgettable Stanford of 'Sex and the City', dies at 57
If a few days ago we received news from the filming set of 'Sex and the City' about the new character who comes to replace Samantha, now we have to regret sad news. One of the protagonists of the series, actor Willie Garson, has died at the age of 57. According to 'TMZ', the interpreter who gave life to the remembered character of Stanford Blatch, the close friend of Carrie Bradshaw, had been battling cancer. His death was confirmed by his son Nathen Garson on his Instagram account and fans were not aware of his illness. "I love you very much, Dad. Rest in peace. I am so glad that you have been able to share all your adventures with me and that you have been able to achieve so much. I am very proud of you," he wrote in an emotional statement.
"I'll always love you, but I think it's about time you went on an adventure of your own," Nathen continued. "You will always be with me. I love you more than you will ever know, and I am glad that now you can be at peace. You were always the toughest, funniest and smartest person I have ever met." An HBO spokesperson also confirmed Garson's passing to CNN, writing: "Willie Garson was in life and on screen a devoted friend and a shining light to everyone in his universe. He created one of the most beloved characters in the pantheon of HBO and he was a member of our family for almost 25 years. "
The interpreter had more than 150 titles on his resume, most of them on television, such as the series 'White glove thief' or classics such as 'Ally McBeal', 'Friends' or 'The X Files'. Although his role as Stanford Blatch was a minor character in "Sex and the City," he enjoyed several important storylines, including his courtship and subsequent marriage to his former rival Antony Marentino. In the remake of the series titled 'And just like that' that began filming in June, he had returned to the iconic character. Garson was last photographed on the set of the production on July 24 while filming a scene alongside his main protagonist Sarah Jessica Parker and comedian Mario Cantone in New York City.
Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda, was the first of the series' protagonists to comment on the sudden death of her partner. The actress said that "we are very, very saddened by the loss of Willie Garson. We all loved him and loved working with him."
The creator of the fiction, Darren Star, also described Garson in statements collected by 'People' magazine as "sweet, poignant and hilariously funny."
Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha, also sent his condolences, while other actors who have worked with Garson began posting their own tributes on their networks. This was the case of the 'Modern family' actress Julie Bowen, who confessed that the news "breaks my heart" and described him as "a friend who loved me in my worst moments."