Willie Garson, “Sex and the City” actor, died at 57

Willie Garson, the actor best known for playing Stanford Blatch on “Sex and the City”, has passed away.

He was 57 years old.

The New Jersey native’s son posted the news of Garson’s death on Instagram.

“I love you so much daddy,” said the post from Nathen Garson. “Rest In Peace and I am so happy that you were able to share all of your adventures with me and that you 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 have your own adventure. You will always be with me. I love you more than you will ever know and I am happy that you can be at peace now. You’ve always been the toughest, funniest, smartest person I know. I’m glad you shared your love with me. I will never forget or lose it.

Born in Highland Park, NJ, Garson attended Wesleyan and Yale universities.

His acting career began in the mid-1980s with small roles on TV shows like “Family Ties”, “Cheers” and “You Again?”

Garson also appeared in popular films like “Troop Beverly Hills”, “Soapdish” and “Groundhog Day” before landing larger roles in other well-known shows and films.

He would play in hits from the 90s like “The Rock”, “Kingpin”, “There’s Something About Mary” and “Being John Malkovich”.

After appearing on several popular television shows throughout his prolific career – including credits on “Twin Peaks,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Friends” – Garson landed the role of Stanford Blatch in the comedy series. from HBO’s “Sex and the City,” appearing in 27 episodes between 1998-2004, as well as both film adaptations.

He also played Mozzie in the main cast of “White Collar”. Subsequent TV credits include “Two and a Half Men”, “Scandal” and “Supergirl”.

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