Tributes paid as Sex and the City star Willie Garson dies aged 57 1 month ago

Tributes paid as Sex and the City star Willie Garson dies aged 57

May he rest in peace.

Tributes are rolling in for Sex and the City actor Willie Garson after he tragically passed away at aged 57.

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Best known for his role as Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw's go-to pal in the series.

Willie reported had been diagnosed with cancer, and is set to appear on the Sex and The City reboot, And Just Like That.

Tributes are coming in from loved ones and stars of the hit series, paying their respects to Willie as he passed.

Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, said: "Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo."

Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes, said: "So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @WillieGarson. We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional- always."

Mario Cantone played Garson's on-screen partner in Sex And The City, saying: "I couldn't have had a more brilliant TV partner. I'm devastated and just overwhelmed with sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods. Rest my sweet friend. I love you."

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A spokesperson for HBO added: "Willie Garson was in life, as on screen, a devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe.

"He created one of the most beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for nearly twenty-five years.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones."

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And adding to the long list of heartbreaking tributes, Michael Patrick King, executive producer of Sex And The City and And Just Like That, said that despite being so ill, Willie was just as dedicated to his work.

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He said: "The Sex And The City family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson.

"His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming And Just Like That. He was there — giving us his all — even while he was sick. His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone. In this sad, dark moment we are comforted by our memory of his joy and light."

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While he was most well known for Sex and the City which was on our screens from 1998 to 2004, Willie also starred as Mozzie in White Collar.