Stars from Sex and the City have paid tribute to the late Willie Garson, who appeared with them within the HBO collection as expertise agent Stanford Blatch.
Kim Cattrall stated the actor’s loss of life on the age of 57 was “a terribly sad loss to the SATC family”.
Cattrall’s former co-star Cynthia Nixon additionally paid tribute, remembering him on Twitter as “a source of light, friendship and show business lore”.
“We are bereft without him,” added Kristin Davis, who performed Charlotte.
“He was smarter and funnier than you ever would have imagined,” continued the actress.
Ben Stiller, Jason Alexander and different actors have additionally posted messages.
Stiller stated Garson had been “strong and respected in his community of fellow actors”, whereas Seinfeld star Alexander remembered him as “a dear, funny, kind man and delightful actor”.
In Sex and the City, Garson performed a detailed good friend and confidante of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw, a job he had lately been reprising within the spin-off collection And Just Like That.
He additionally appeared within the present’s two function movies, whereas his different roles included the conman Mozzie within the TV collection White Collar.
Nixon – Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City – stated she was “deeply, deeply sad” to have misplaced such “a consummate professional”.
“We all loved him and adored working with him,” she wrote on Twitter. “He was endlessly funny on-screen and in real life.”
Cattrall, who appeared within the Sex and the City collection and movies as Samantha Jones, posted a photograph of herself with “dear Willie” in her Twitter tribute.
The actor was described as “a gift from the gods” by Mario Cantone, who performed Garson’s on-screen associate Anthony Marentino within the present.
He was additionally remembered by Evan Handler, aka Harry Goldenblatt, as “a prince, the Mayor of every group he existed within [and] a consummate funny man.”
Born William Garson Paszamant in New Jersey in 1964, Garson studied theatre and acquired a masters of high quality arts from Yale School of Drama.
He then took on small roles in a number of standard tv collection within the Eighties, together with Cheers, Family Ties and LA Law.
Garson went on to look in such Nineties reveals as The X-Files, Boy Meets World and Friends earlier than making his Sex and the City debut in 1998.
His movie credit embody Groundhog Day, There’s Something About Mary and Fever Pitch, the 2005 US adaptation of Nick Hornby’s football-based novel.
The reason for his loss of life has not been disclosed.
Michael Patrick King, the chief producer of Sex and the City and its spin-off, stated Garson had been working “even while he was sick”.
“His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day,” he stated in a press release. “His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone.”
Actor Matt Bomer, who appeared with Garson in White Collar, stated he would love his former co-star endlessly, including: “Rest in peace my friend.”
Writer and producer Bryan Fuller additionally paid tribute, saying it had been “a delight” to work with the actor on his 2000s TV collection Pushing Daisies.
Garson was a robust advocate for adoption. His son Nathen, whom he adopted in 2009, stated he had been “so proud” of his father on Instagram.
“I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much,” he stated. “I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own.”
In her tribute, Davis stated she first met Garson in 1995 “on the spooky night-time set of The X-Files” and remembered how he had “immediately” made her giggle.
“But I really want to pay tribute to his fearless commitment to single fatherhood,” she continued. “We spoke about being single parents through adoption often. And nothing gave him more joy and pride than his son Nathen.
“I’m grateful for the entire time we had and grateful that a lot of your brilliant mild is on movie endlessly.”
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