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Willie Garson Dead: ‘Sex and the City’ ‘White Collar’ actor Dies at 57
Willie Garson, who starred in “Sex and the City” as Stanford Blatch and Mozzie, “White Collar” has died. He was 57 years old at the time. Garson’s death was confirmed by his long-time manager, John Carrabino. Pancreatic cancer took his life. He was a part of the entertainment industry for twenty-five years, and he created one of HBO’s most cherished characters.
Willie Garson’s Journey In Hollywood
Willie Garson was in life, as on screen, a light for everyone in his universe. He created one of HBO’s most beloved characters and was a member of our family for nearly 25 years. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/EPU4skdLL3
— HBO (@HBO) September 22, 2021
Coach, Mr. Belvedere, Ally McBeal, Quantum Leap, Family Ties, Party of Five, Monk, and Friends were among the many tiny but memorable roles he played in the 1980s and 1990s. His major break came in 1996 when he was cast as Henry Coffield on NYPD Blue for seven episodes till 1999.
He then went on to play Sarah Jessica Parker’s gay best friend in Sex and the City throughout the whole season and the two films. After being paired up on a blind date, Parker and Garson met.
For the HBO Max limited series ‘And Just Like That,’ Stanford and Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw reunited with Mario Cantone, who played his husband, Anthony. Since filming began this summer, the trio has been sighted all around New York City. In addition, he joined the cast of USA Network’s rookie series White Collar in 2009, playing clever conman Mozzie, a close buddy of lead protagonist Neal Caffrey, during the show’s blues-skies era.
His charming acting ability served him well on the big screen too. Troop Beverly Hills, Groundhog Day, Soapdish, Freaky Friday, Being John Malkovich, and The Polka King are just a few of his film credits. He also had recurring roles on Hawaii Five-O, Supergirl, and the animated Big Mouth. We also remember him for his guest appearances on Code Blue, CSI, Monk, Medium, and Two and a Half Men, etc.
Garson’s Sad Demise
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One of Garson’s family members confirmed his death to Variety on Tuesday. This legendary star died of Pancreatic Cancer. From 1964 to 2021, his journey has been a memorable one. Unfortunately, this iconic star passed away at the age of 57, and there’s an abundance of people who are missing him.
The Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon tweeted that Garson was quite funny both on-screen and in real life. According to the star, besides being a consummate professional, he was also a source of immense happiness.
Another star from the Sex and the City franchise, Kristen Davis, said that their entire team was empty without Garson. He was a funny and smart person who would be thoroughly missed.
If you remember Garson’s partner in the movie, you must know Mario Cantone too. He also took some time to mourn Garson’s death on Twitter. He said that Garson was the best TV partner anyone could have asked for and added that he was taken from this world too soon.
Last but not least, his son, Nathen Garson, was one of the first few people to take this sad news on social media. He wished his father RIP and also congratulated him on accomplishing so much in so little time.
The unofficial best friend of Carrie Bradshaw has indeed left a mark in the world with his fantastic performance and cheerful spirit. But, unfortunately, he has left the world too soon and has managed to achieve so much in this short time. We hope his soul rests in peace, and we also pray for his family to recover from this grief soon.
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