Late S.e.x And The City star Willie Garson was honoured by his co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall among a legion of other stars after his death aged 57, following a secret battle with pancreatic cancer.
Cynthia, who played Miranda Hobbes on the show, gushed over Willie, who starred as ‘gay talent agent’ Stanford Blatch, and spoke of how ‘endlessly funny he was on-screen and in real life,’ while Kim, who played the fiery Samantha Jones, called his passing: ‘A terribly sad loss for the SATC family’.
Willie’s son Nathen, 20, who he adopted as a single father in 2009, confirmed the news on Instagram on Tuesday, while another family member spoke to Variety. A TMZ source said the actor had been ‘battling cancer.
His passing comes amid filming for the revival series And Just Like That…, leaving the future of storylines uncertain. He was last seen visiting the set on 3 August.
After announcing his tragic death, Willie’s son Nathen, 20, took to Instagram to pen a letter to his now deceased father, who he deemed ‘the toughest and funniest and smartest person I’ve known.’ Nathen along with his words, included some of his favorite images of Willie, as well as a video of the performer taking a stab at the trombone.
He wrote: ‘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. 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. You’ll always be with me.
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