Willie Garson, ‘Sex and the City’ Actor, Dies at 57

Willie Garson, the actor best known for his role as Carrie Bradshaw’s best male friend Stanford Blatch in “Sex and the City,” has died. He was 57.

His death was confirmed on Tuesday by his son, Nathen Garson, in a post on Instagram. The cause was not immediately disclosed.

“I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much,” his son said. “I’m so proud of you. I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own.”

In addition to his popular role in “Sex and the City,” Mr. Garson was also known for his role as the con man Mozzie in the TV show “White Collar.”

Mr. Garson is credited with appearing in 30 movies, including the 2008 film “Sex and the City” and its 2010 sequel “Sex and the City 2.”

As the news of Mr. Garson’s death spread on Tuesday night, actors and performers shared their memories and praise on social media.

The comic actor Mario Cantone, who played Mr. Garson’s partner in “Sex and the City,” said on Twitter that he was “devastated and just overwhelmed with sadness.”

“Taken away from all of us way soon,” he said. “You were a gift from the gods.”

A complete obituary is being prepared.

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