"Sex And The City" star Willie Garson has died at the age of 57. The actor was known for his role as the lovable Stanford Blatch, a talent agent and close friend of the protagonist, Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Willie Garson appeared in the series and in both films of the franchise "Sex And The City". The actor also had roles in the films Groundhog Day, There's Something About Mary and Fever Pitch.
Willie Garson was full of life, just as he was on screen, a devoted friend and a shining light to all in his universe.
The American actor was born in Highland Park, New Jersey on February 20, 1964 and studied at the Wesleyan University School of Fine Arts and had a master's degree from the Yale School of Drama.
His first roles were in the TV series "Cheers" and "Family Ties". He has appeared in 75 films and more than 300 episodes in television series such as "White Collar", "Little Manhattan" and "Magic Camp".
Many of those in Hollywood expressed their grief over his death on social media. Mario Cantone, who played Garson's partner Anthony Maradino on the "Sex and the City" series, wrote on Twitter: "I am devastated and I am just overwhelmed by sadness ... you were a gift from the gods."
"Willie Garson was full of life, just as he was on screen, a devoted friend and a shining light to all in his universe," the HBO statement said. "He created one of the most beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for almost twenty-five years. "We are deeply saddened to learn of his death and express our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones," the statement said.
Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbs in the series, added: "We all loved him and loved working with him. He was incredibly funny on screen and in real life. He was a source of light and friendship. "
Garson was the father of one child, an adopted son called Nathan. He was also a supporter of organizations that help children find homes through adoption.
"I love you very much, Dad. Rest in peace and I am glad that you managed to share all your adventures with me. I'm so proud of you. "I will love you forever," he wrote in an Instagram message.