Willie Garson rose to fame on ‘Sex and The City’, playing the role of Stanford Blatch
A cause of death has not been disclosed, but Michael Patrick King, the executive producer of E assim mesmo e Sexo e a cidade, said in a statement on Tuesday (21 setembro) that Garson had been “sick”.
"O Sexo e a cidade family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson,” King said. “His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming E assim mesmo.
“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.”
Garson rose to fame in Sexo e a cidade as Stanford Blatch, the best friend of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker).
He was also known for his performance in Colarinho branco, where he played the role of Mozzie, who is the best friend of con artist Neil Caffrey, played by Matt Bomer.
A heartfelt tribute was paid by Bomer to his co-star and friend. “Willie. Não entendo. E não é justo. O ano que passou, você me ensinou muito sobre coragem e resiliência, e amor," ele disse.
“I still haven’t wrapped my head around a world without you in it – where I can’t call you when I need to laugh or be inspired," ele disse.
"A última coisa que você fez quando nos despedimos foi puxar sua máscara (Eu odeio cobiça), sorriso, e pisca para mim,” Bomer added.
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“I know that it wasn’t reflective of the pain you were going through, mas era um indicativo de tudo que você era e é para mim: some one who lifted me up, quem me fez melhor, e quem sempre, sempre me fez sorrir. ”
The 43-year-old actor also mentioned that this “reminded me how strong our Colarinho branco family is”.
Bomer ended his message by writing: “I love you forever Willie Garson. You live on in our hearts and minds always: and your Colarinho branco family is always here for Nathen. Save a place for me, because you know I want to be at your table up there.”
Actor Cynthia Nixon, who appeared with Garson in Sexo e a cidade, disse: "Tão profundamente, profundamente triste por termos perdido Willie Garson. Todos nós o amávamos e adorávamos trabalhar com ele. Ele era infinitamente engraçado na tela e na vida real. Ele era uma fonte de luz, amizade, e tradição do show business ”.
Ela adicionou: “My heart goes out to his son, Nathen Garson. Nathen, I hope you know how much he loved you and how proud he was to be your dad.”
“I love you so much, papa. Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much,” said Nathen, the late star’s 20-year-old son.
“I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own," ele adicionou. “You always were the toughest and funniest and smartest person I’ve known. I’m glad you shared you’re love with me (sic). I’ll never forget it or lose it.”
“Godspeed, Wilhelm. You know I love you and always will,” actor Tim DeKay, who starred with Garson in Colarinho branco, wrote on Instagram.
Actor Rob Morrow wrote: “Our sweet pal Willie Garson has passed on. Querida alma, descanse em paz. ”
“Willy was a lovely man. We sat in the same casting rooms for 30 years and it was always a pleasure to chat. We were born on the same day in the same year. I’ll miss him,” tweeted actor French Stewart.
“Willie was the funniest person I’ve ever known. He was also a great father through adoption. If you’d like to do something nice, donate a few bucks to the adoption agency of your choice in his honor. Willie Garson, you will live forever in our hearts," escrevi Colarinho branco creator and television producer Jeff Eastin.
“Willie Garson has left the earth. God love him. Mensch to the end. Wish I could have hugged him while we reminisced about the run of this play we did at the Geffen. Such a guy, such a Dad, such a gut punch,” said actor Sharon Lawrence.
“He loved being an actor, he loved being a father, he loved being a friend. He was excellent at all of it. I will remember his honesty, integrity, humour, and deep understanding of how to be a good person. Rest In Peace, my friend," ela adicionou.
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Among Garson’s most recent performances was his recurring role on Supergirl a partir de 2019 para 2020.
The actor’s forthcoming projects included E assim mesmo and the series Duke of the Valley.