‘Sex and the City' Family Mourns “Amazing” Willie Garson Who Worked On Sequel Series Till the End

© HBO

One of Willie Garson’s signature roles was Carrie Bradshaw’s close friend and confidant Stanford Blatch on HBO’s Sex and the City. The actor, who died of cancer today at 57, had been filming the upcoming sequel series for HBO Max, And Just Like That …, in the weeks leading to his death.

Showbiz & Media Figures We’ve Lost In 2021 – Photo Gallery

More from Deadline

  • Willie Garson Remembered As ‘Delightful Actor’ & ‘Friend Who Loved Me At My Worst’
  • Willie Garson Dies: ‘Sex And The City’ And ‘White Collar’ Star Was 57
  • Sondra James Dies: ‘Joker’ And ‘Sick Of It’ Actor, Sound Department Veteran Was 82

The Sex And The City family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson,” Sex and the City executive producer/showrunner Michael Patrick King said. “His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present everyday 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.”

Garson made his debut on Sex and the City in the first episode after the pilot, written by series creator Darren Star, and appeared in a total of 27 episodes through the iconic comedy’ six-season run.

“Sweet, soulful and hilariously funny Willie touched all of us with his big heart and generous spirit,” Star said. “The man behind Stanford was a loving father, a mensch to his friends and radiated kindness to all. He is gone much too soon.”

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon also remembered her time with Garson on the show. “He was endlessly funny on-screen and and in real life,” she wrote on Twitter. “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.

— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 22, 2021

HBO, which ran the original Emmy-winning Sex and the City series, and HBO Max, home of the upcoming sequel, issued a joint statement following Garson’s death.

Willie Garson was in life, as on screen, a devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe,” the sister platforms said through a spokesperson. “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.”

 

Click here to read the full article.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Health, medical groups say more action needed to mitigate health risks of climate change

National and international health groups have called on the Australian government to deliver more ambitious climate action and a stronger 2030 target, saying more needs to be done to prevent ... Read more »

Qld teens treated after ingesting 'poison'

Queensland Ambulance Service has treated five teenagers near a high school north of Brisbane after students allegedly ingested a poison. Paramedics were called to a site off Klingner Road at ... Read more »

Lorde Opens Up About Loneliness During COVID Pandemic: 2021 Has Been 'Tough in Completely Unexpected Ways'

© Provided by People Frazer Harrison/Getty Lorde Lorde is opening up about the loneliness she’s felt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a newsletter to fans sent Tuesday, the “Royals” ... Read more »

Lampreys: eel-like parasites beloved by Latvians

At a cauldron bubbling away on a riverbank near Latvia’s Baltic coast, a queue forms of visitors eager to taste the local delicacy — a parasitic eel-like creature, the lamprey. ... Read more »

USWNT legend Carli Lloyd calls it a career with emotional exit from final match

One of the most decorated careers in the history of soccer has officially come to a close. Carli Lloyd, a fixture on the USWNT for the last 15 years, played ... Read more »

Illinois Senate OKs repealing abortion parental notification

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate voted Tuesday to repeal a law requiring that parents or guardians be notified when girls younger than 18 are seeking an abortion. © ... Read more »

Florida surgeon general shares why he refused lawmaker with cancer's request he wear a mask

© Provided by The Week Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is defending his decision not to wear a mask while meeting with Florida state Sen. Tina Polsky (D), who is ... Read more »

Myovant Sciences Ltd. (MYOV) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

© Provided by The Motley Fool Myovant Sciences Ltd. (MYOV) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript © The Motley Fool Logo of jester cap with thought bubble. Myovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE: MYOV) ... Read more »

Biden and McAuliffe make Beloved book-banning fear key to closing argument

ARLINGTON, Va. — A Pulitzer Prize-winning book frequently assigned for Advanced Placement English classes in high schools has become a key part of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe’s closing argument ... Read more »

Will Baldwin shooting lead to criminal charges or lawsuits?

As the chain of events that led to actor Alec Baldwin fatally shooting a cinematographer becomes clearer, the question remains: who, if anyone, will be held responsible for the death ... Read more »

HOTN: Andrew Mangiapane Undresses Scott Wedgewood

© Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Highlight Of The Night Calgary Flames 5 – NJ Devils 3 Listen, Andrew Mangiapane is good, so be prepared for him to be the ... Read more »

Knicks fans chant 'Where's Ben Simmons?' in win over 76ers at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden is rocking once again as the New York Knicks continue their strong start to the season.  With a 112-99 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, the Knicks move to ... Read more »

Rebel Wilson admits weight-loss has transformed her life

© Bang Showbiz Rebel Wilson Rebel Wilson’s life has changed “dramatically” since she lost weight. The 41-year-old actress has admitted to feeling much better about life since her 77-pound weight ... Read more »

Dallas, Los Angeles and Indianapolis are in consideration for 2023 combine

© Provided by NBC Sports Indianapolis will host the 2022 Scouting Combine but perhaps for the final time. The NFL has opened up the combine to a bidding process, and ... Read more »

Coronavirus digest: FDA panel recommends BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine for children

© Provided by dw.com If the kid-dose vaccine gets approval, some 28 million more Americans will become eligible for the jab A panel of experts advising the US Food and ... Read more »

Clinton aide details sexual assault by US senator

A former close aide to Hillary Clinton has reportedly written in a new memoir how she was sexually assaulted by a US senator. © Getty Images Huma Abedin has not ... Read more »

Jan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election

The panel investigating the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 is planning to subpoena attorney John Eastman, who advised former President Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence on ... Read more »

Suspect in Boise mall shooting dies from injuries

The man who fatally shot two people at a Boise, Idaho, mall on Monday died from his injuries Tuesday at a local hospital, police said. Jacob Bergquist, 27, exchanged gunfire ... Read more »

Braves RHP Charlie Morton breaks right fibula and will miss the remainder of the World Series

HOUSTON – Charlie Morton, one of the greatest playoff pitchers of his era, suffered a right fibula fracture during Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night and will ... Read more »

Giants place Jabrill Peppers on IR with ruptured ACL

© Provided by Touchdown Wire MORE: Texans CEO Cal McNair alleged to have made anti-Asian comment Film study: What’s wrong with Patrick Mahomes, and can he turn things around? Jameis ... Read more »

In Syria frontline town, residents 'stuck' between rivals

Khalil Ibrahim lives a few blocks away from his north Syria home, but a border separating regime and rebel-held territory makes it impossible for him to reach his front door. ... Read more »

'The Voice': How did Hamilton's Cunningham Sisters do in knockouts?

Macie and Marie Cunningham, two sisters from Hamilton, sang their way through the Battle Round last week and headed into the Knockout Round Tuesday night on NBC’s “The Voice.” The signing duo faced off against their Team ... Read more »

‘The Voice': Ryleigh Plank is 'one in a billion,' says coach Ariana Grande

For coach Ariana Grande, the choice was clear on Tuesday’s “The Voice” Knockout Rounds. Ryleigh Plank, 20, of Fort Myers competes Oct. 4 during the Blind Auditions on The Voice. ... Read more »

Jan. 6 committee to seek testimony from Trump lawyer who drafted strategy to overturn election

Congressional investigators are preparing to seek testimony from John Eastman, the attorney who crafted a legal strategy to help Donald Trump try to overturn the 2020 election results on Jan. ... Read more »

Australia confirms end to citizen travel ban

Australia has confirmed it will lift a ban next week that has prevented its own citizens travelling overseas without permission. © Getty Images People in Australia will no longer need ... Read more »

Watch Jazz vs. Nuggets: TV channel, live stream info, start time

© Provided by CBS Sports Apr 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; NBA referee Brent Barnaky (36) makes a call in the second quarter of a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers ... Read more »

N.J., Virginia Lawmakers Push Pelosi for Infrastructure Vote

(Bloomberg) — A group of House Democrats from New Jersey and Virginia met privately Tuesday with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to schedule a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill ... Read more »

How to get free tacos at Taco Bell, thanks to Ozzie Albies' stolen base at World Series

Fans watching Game 1 of the World Series between the Braves and Astros didn’t have to wait long to find out whether they would get a free taco under Taco ... Read more »

Travis Hamonic reports to the Canucks after taking leave of absence

The Vancouver Canucks unveiled some good news ahead of their home opener on Tuesday, announcing that veteran defenseman Travis Hamonic had reported to the team. Hamonic had previously taken a ... Read more »

Braves' Jorge Soler becomes first player to open World Series with a homer

It took three pitches for history to be made in the 2021 World Series. In the first plate appearance of this year’s version of the Fall Classic, Atlanta Braves slugger ... Read more »

Braves' Charlie Morton leaves Game 1 due to swelling in ankle from comebacker

The Atlanta Braves got off to a great start in Game 1 of the World Series in Houston on Tuesday night, but there was one complication. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY ... Read more »

Cindy McCain and Ted Kennedy's Widow Confirmed as Biden Ambassadors

The United States Senate on Tuesday confirmed four of President Joe Biden’s nominations for U.S. ambassadorship. © Provided by People getty (2) Cindy McCain, wife of the late Sen. John McCain, ... Read more »

Biden makes his closing pitch in Virginia by unloading on Youngkin and comparing him to Trump

President Joe Biden on Tuesday excoriated Virginia Republican Glenn Youngkin during his final event with Democrat Terry McAuliffe ahead of next week’s election, repeatedly comparing the gubernatorial candidate to former ... Read more »

Anger over men-only foreign delegations to meet Taliban

Global powers and aid groups that have loudly demanded an inclusive Afghanistan under the Taliban are now facing criticism for sending all-male delegations to Kabul to meet the hardline Islamists. ... Read more »

Man Utd boss Solskjaer clinging on to job ahead of Tottenham clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is clinging on to his job as Manchester United manager after a string of disappointing defeats piled the pressure on the Norwegian.  Goal can confirm that consecutive ... Read more »

USWNT puts six past South Korea in Carli Lloyd's final match (video)

© Provided by NBC Sports The United States women’s national team gave Carli Lloyd an emotional goodbye on Tuesday with a performance that featured both the old guard and the ... Read more »

FCC revokes authority of China Telecom's US unit

US regulators on Tuesday revoked the authorization for China Telecom’s American subsidiary to conduct business in the United States, citing “significant” national security risks. © STR US revokes the authorization ... Read more »

MLB Commish Rob Manfred Defends Braves' Name, Tomahawk Chop Ahead of World Series

© Provided by Sports Illustrated Ahead of Game 1 of the World Series in Houston, Manfred said Atlanta has “done a phenomenal job with the Native American community.” Ahead of ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic