Willie Garson remembered by his Sex and the City castmates Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, and more


The celebrity tributes poured in Tuesday after news of Sex and the City alum Willie Garson’s passing at age 57, including from his longtime castmate Cynthia Nixon.

‘So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @Willie.Garson. We all loved him and adored working with him,’ the 55-year-old Emmy winner – who plays attorney Miranda Hobbes – wrote.

‘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. 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.’  

RIP: The celebrity tributes poured in Tuesday after news of Sex and the City alum Willie Garson’s (2-L, pictured June 11) passing at age 57, including from his longtime castmate Cynthia Nixon (L)

Kim Cattrall – who played PR exec Samantha Jones – tweeted a pic of the pair from season one captioned: ‘Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo.’

SATC executive producer Michael Patrick King called the New Jersey native ‘amazing’ and said 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,’ the 67-year-old Emmy-winning director told Variety in a statement.

‘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.’ 

The 55-year-old Emmy winner - who plays attorney Miranda Hobbes - wrote: 'So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @Willie.Garson. 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'

The 55-year-old Emmy winner – who plays attorney Miranda Hobbes – wrote: ‘So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @Willie.Garson. 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’

Kim Cattrall - who played PR exec Samantha Jones - tweeted a pic of the pair from season one captioned: 'Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo'

Kim Cattrall – who played PR exec Samantha Jones – tweeted a pic of the pair from season one captioned: ‘Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo’

'He was there - giving us his all - even while he was sick': SATC executive producer Michael Patrick King (pictured July 20) called the New Jersey native 'amazing' and said 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’: SATC executive producer Michael Patrick King (pictured July 20) called the New Jersey native ‘amazing’ and said his ‘spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming And Just Like That’

SATC author Candace Bushnell tweeted: 'Rest in Peace #WillieGarson. Stanford Blatch is so beloved to me and Willie brought him to life so beautifully. What a gift to us all'

SATC author Candace Bushnell tweeted: ‘Rest in Peace #WillieGarson. Stanford Blatch is so beloved to me and Willie brought him to life so beautifully. What a gift to us all’

Chris Noth - who plays Mr. Big aka John James Preston - shared a pictured of his onscreen wife Sarah Jessica Parker (L) alongside Garson captioned with a heartbreak emoji: 'Willie'

Chris Noth – who plays Mr. Big aka John James Preston – shared a pictured of his onscreen wife Sarah Jessica Parker (L) alongside Garson captioned with a heartbreak emoji: ‘Willie’

'We've lost a consummate funny - and family - man, and they were in short enough supply already': Evan Handler - who plays attorney Harry Goldenblatt - posted a snap of him putting up the dukes with Willie, whom he dubbed 'The Mayor'

‘We’ve lost a consummate funny – and family – man, and they were in short enough supply already’: Evan Handler – who plays attorney Harry Goldenblatt – posted a snap of him putting up the dukes with Willie, whom he dubbed ‘The Mayor’

David Eigenberg - who plays bar owner Steve Brady - called the Yale School of Drama grad 'the kindest most beautiful beautiful man' and tweeted: 'Sleep well my friend. You will always be remembered'

David Eigenberg – who plays bar owner Steve Brady – called the Yale School of Drama grad ‘the kindest most beautiful beautiful man’ and tweeted: ‘Sleep well my friend. You will always be remembered’

SATC author Candace Bushnell tweeted: ‘Rest in Peace #WillieGarson. Stanford Blatch is so beloved to me and Willie brought him to life so beautifully. What a gift to us all.’

Chris Noth – who plays Mr. Big aka John James Preston – shared a pictured of his onscreen wife Sarah Jessica Parker alongside Garson captioned with a heartbreak emoji: ‘Willie.’

Evan Handler – who plays attorney Harry Goldenblatt – posted a snap of him putting up the dukes with Willie, whom he dubbed ‘The Mayor.’

‘Invitee to the weddings of Sir Elton and Elvis Costello. Friend and/or acquaintance to… well, everyone,’ the 60-year-old native New Yorker described.   

'I'm devastated and overwhelmed with sadness': Garson's onscreen husband Mario Cantone - who plays event planner Anthony Marantino - called him the most 'brilliant TV partner'

‘I’m devastated and overwhelmed with sadness’: Garson’s onscreen husband Mario Cantone – who plays event planner Anthony Marantino – called him the most ‘brilliant TV partner’

'Taken away from all of us way soon': The Before I Go actor - who played talent agent Stanford Blatch - was last publicly seen August 1 on the Manhattan set of HBO Max's 10-episode continuation And Just Like That beside Mario

‘Taken away from all of us way soon’: The Before I Go actor – who played talent agent Stanford Blatch – was last publicly seen August 1 on the Manhattan set of HBO Max’s 10-episode continuation And Just Like That beside Mario

Devastated: Neither Kristin Davis (M, pictured Monday) nor Sarah Jessica Parker (R) have publicly acknowledged Willie's death, which must be especially hard for Parker since he played Carrie Bradshaw's GBF

Devastated: Neither Kristin Davis (M, pictured Monday) nor Sarah Jessica Parker (R) have publicly acknowledged Willie’s death, which must be especially hard for Parker since he played Carrie Bradshaw’s GBF

Gay best friend: Carrie and 'Stanny' (pictured July 24) were so close that in one season one episode, she considered marrying him so he could inherit a fortune from his blue-blooded grandmother

Gay best friend: Carrie and ‘Stanny’ (pictured July 24) were so close that in one season one episode, she considered marrying him so he could inherit a fortune from his blue-blooded grandmother

‘Of greatest significance, adoptive father to a foster child. My heart grieves for his son, for the entire #SATC and #AJLT universe, and for the world at large. We’ve lost a consummate funny – and family – man, and they were in short enough supply already.’

David Eigenberg – who plays bar owner Steve Brady – called the Yale School of Drama grad ‘the kindest most beautiful beautiful man’ and tweeted: ‘Sleep well my friend. You will always be remembered.’

Garson’s onscreen husband Mario Cantone – who plays event planner Anthony Marantino – called him the most ‘brilliant TV partner.’

‘I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with sadness,’ the 61-year-old comedian wrote on Intagram.    

Survived by: Most devastated about Garson (born Paszamant) was his 21-year-old son Nathen (R, pictured May 23), whose 2009 adoption at age seven was 'the honor' of his life

Survived by: Most devastated about Garson (born Paszamant) was his 21-year-old son Nathen (R, pictured May 23), whose 2009 adoption at age seven was ‘the honor’ of his life

The College of Wooster junior wrote on Instagram: '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'

The College of Wooster junior wrote on Instagram: ‘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’

Nathen continued: '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. Love you more than you will ever know and I'm glad you can be at peace now. You always were the toughest and funniest and smartest person I've known. I'm glad you shared you're love with me. I'll never forget it or lose it'

Nathen continued: ‘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. Love you more than you will ever know and I’m glad you can be at peace now. You always were the toughest and funniest and smartest person I’ve known. I’m glad you shared you’re love with me. I’ll never forget it or lose it’

TMZ reported that the 25 Words or Less regular had 'been battling cancer' and Chad Lowe tweeted that it was the cause of his death, replying to a fan: 'F- cancer'

TMZ reported that the 25 Words or Less regular had ‘been battling cancer’ and Chad Lowe tweeted that it was the cause of his death, replying to a fan: ‘F- cancer’

‘Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods. Rest my sweet friend. I love you.’

The Before I Go actor – who played talent agent Stanford Blatch – was last publicly seen August 1 on the Manhattan set of HBO Max’s 10-episode continuation And Just Like That beside Mario.

Neither Kristin Davis nor Sarah Jessica Parker have publicly acknowledged Willie’s death, which must be especially hard for Parker since he played Carrie Bradshaw’s GBF.

Carrie and ‘Stanny’ were so close that in one season one episode, she considered marrying him so he could inherit a fortune from his blue-blooded grandmother. 

'Tonight's mazel': And while Sarah remained silenced by grief, her real-life GBF Andy Cohen signed off his talk show Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday with a condolence for Garson

‘Tonight’s mazel’: And while Sarah remained silenced by grief, her real-life GBF Andy Cohen signed off his talk show Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday with a condolence for Garson

'Fly with the angels': Outside of Sex and the City, Willie received heartfelt Instagram tributes from Julie Benz, Kevin McHale, Jennifer Tilly, Matt Bomer, Julie Bowen, and Camryn Manheim

‘Fly with the angels’: Outside of Sex and the City, Willie received heartfelt Instagram tributes from Julie Benz, Kevin McHale, Jennifer Tilly, Matt Bomer, Julie Bowen, and Camryn Manheim

Most devastated about Garson (born Paszamant) was his 21-year-old son Nathen, whose 2009 adoption at age seven was ‘the honor’ of his life.

‘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,’ The College of Wooster junior wrote on Instagram.

‘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. Love you more than you will ever know and I’m glad you can be at peace now. You always were the toughest and funniest and smartest person I’ve known. I’m glad you shared you’re love with me. I’ll never forget it or lose it’

TMZ reported that the 25 Words or Less regular had ‘been battling cancer’ and Chad Lowe tweeted that it was the cause of his death, replying to a fan: ‘F- cancer.’ 

'Be kind to each other': Garson also got touching shout-outs from Kathy Griffin, Katie Couric, Ben Stiller, Kristen Chenoweth, Jason Alexander, Mia Farrow, Billy Eichner, and Norman Reedus

‘Be kind to each other’: Garson also got touching shout-outs from Kathy Griffin, Katie Couric, Ben Stiller, Kristen Chenoweth, Jason Alexander, Mia Farrow, Billy Eichner, and Norman Reedus

And while Sarah remained silenced by grief, her real-life GBF Andy Cohen signed off his Bravo talk show Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday with a condolence for Garson.

Outside of Sex and the City, Willie received heartfelt Instagram tributes from Julie Benz, Kevin McHale, Jennifer Tilly, Matt Bomer, Julie Bowen, and Camryn Manheim.

Garson also got touching shout-outs from Kathy Griffin, Katie Couric, Ben Stiller, Kristen Chenoweth, Jason Alexander, Mia Farrow, Billy Eichner, and Norman Reedus.

A year ago, the Big Mouth actor shot his role as Willie in Duke Van Patten’s indie pilot Duke of the Valley, but it’s unclear if that was ever picked up.

Willie was also known for his small-screen roles in White Collar, Twin Peaks, Hawaii Five-0, Stargate SG-1, NYPD Blue, and Supergirl.

And Garson acted in films like Little Manhattan, Untamed Heart, There’s Something About Mary, Soapdish, Groundhog Day, Being John Malkovich, and Freaky Friday.





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