Popular TV series Sex And The City star Willie Garson, who was 57 years old, died after suffering from pancreatic cancer on Tuesday. The lead stars of the series along with the other cast and crew members of the show expressed grief after his demise. He was known for playing the role of Stanford Blatch, the best friend of the lead actor Carrie Bradshaw’s Sarah Jessica Parker. He was seen in the HBO series as well as its spinoff movies.
The crew members of the series showed resentment. “sweet, soulful and hilariously funny.” said Sex and the City creator Darren Star to PEOPLE. He further added, “Willie touched all of us with his big heart and generous spirit. The man behind Stanford was a loving father, a mensch to his friends, and radiated kindness to all. He is gone much too soon.”
Cynthia Nixon, who played the role of Miranda Hobbes, shared grief to her costar’s demise, “So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @WillieGarson. 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.” she said. Mario Cantone, who played Willie’s on-screen husband Anthony Marentino, posted a photo of them together on his Instagram.
Nathen Garson, Garson’s son, paid tribute to his father on Instagram on Tuesday, calling him “the toughest, funniest, and the smartest guy I’ve ever known.” Reportedly, he had already filmed the reboot film, AndJust Like That…