The American actor Willie Garson – known as Stanford from “Sex and the City” – is dead. He was most recently in New York for the new edition of the cult series in front of the camera.
As the lively talent scout Stanford Blatch, he played his way into the hearts of the audience. Now the American actor Willie Garson has died at the age of 57. This is reported by numerous media citing the broadcaster HBO and Garson’s family. Details of the cause of death are not known, but a statement indicates that Garson was ill.
The actor played from 1998 to 2004 in all six seasons of the series “Sex and the City” as well as in both films. He played the eccentric but lovable model agent Stanford Blatch. The best friend of the main character Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) was always loyal to him with words and deeds. Garson was also back in front of the camera for “And Just Like That”, the new edition of the cult series that is currently being shot in New York. The producer Michael Patrick King announced in a statement that Garson gave everything during the shoot despite illness: “His dedication was noticeable every day.”
Willie Garson was born William Garson Paszamant in New Jersey in 1964 and studied at Yale Drama School. His television career began in the late 1980s with minor roles in various series. In the nineties he appeared in several well-known series, including “Twin Peaks”, “Friends”, “The X-Files”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Ally McBeal”. He has had film roles in “Mad About Mary” and “Groundhog Day”. From 2009 to 2014 Garson played the con artist Mozzie in the drama series “White Collar”. Outside of his work, Garson advocated adoption. He himself adopted a son in 2009.
Garson’s colleagues show their grief on social media
Numerous “Sex and the City” stars said goodbye to their colleagues on social networks . Actress Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes on Twitter, wrote on Twitter that Garson was “infinitely funny”, “on screen and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show knowledge. “
So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @ WillieGarson . We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional— always. pic.twitter.com/G63EJIj8lG
– Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 22, 2021
Mario Cantone, who played Stanford’s later husband Anthony Marentino, wrote on Instagram that he was on Ground destroyed: “I couldn’t have had a more brilliant film partner.”
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