A HBO/HBO Max spokesperson additionally confirmed Garson’s passing, and the community honored his contributions to one in all its most iconic exhibits in an announcement.
“Willie Garson was in life, as on display screen, a loyal good friend and a shiny gentle for everybody in his universe,” the assertion learn. “He created one of the crucial beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our household for almost twenty-five years. We’re deeply saddened to be taught of his passing and prolong our honest condolences to his household and family members.”
On “Intercourse and the Metropolis” Garson performed Stanford Blatch, good friend and confidant of protagonist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). He appeared recurrently within the collection all through its run and in each movies.
His first break in Hollywood was in visitor roles on TV exhibits like “Cheers” and “Household Ties.”
It was on tv that Garson would go on to make a repute for himself as a beloved character actor. Along with his function in “Intercourse and the Metropolis,” he had recurring memorable elements on USA Community’s “White Collar,” ABC’s “NYPD Blue,” and CBS’s “Hawaii 5-0.”
He was most just lately slated to look within the reboot of the collection, “And Simply Like That,” which is about to premiere on HBO Max later this 12 months.
Within the wake of his passing, Garson’s many mates and former colleagues expressed their love for the actor.
Mario Cantone, who performed Garson’s on-screen husband in “Intercourse and the Metropolis,” known as Garson a “sensible TV accomplice” in a heartfelt submit.
“I am devastated and simply overwhelmed with Unhappiness. Taken away from all of us means quickly. You have been a present from the gods,” he wrote. “Relaxation my candy good friend. I really like you.”
“I nonetheless have not wrapped my head round a world with out you in it- the place I am unable to name you once I have to snicker, or be impressed. The very last thing you probably did after we stated goodbye was pull down your masks (I hate covid), smile, and wink at me,” he wrote. “I do know that it wasn’t reflective of the ache you have been going by means of, nevertheless it was indicative of every thing you have been and are to me: some one who lifted me up, who made me higher, and who at all times, at all times made me smile.”
He added: “You reside on in our hearts and minds at all times: and your White Collar household is at all times right here for Nathen. Save a spot for me, as a result of you recognize I wish to be at your desk up there.”