Tributes were paid to Sex And The City actor Willie Garson after his death at the age of 57.
Garson was best known for playing the flamboyant talent agent Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw’s close friend and confidant of Sarah Jessica Parker.
He reprized the role in both Sex And The City movies and had worked on the HBO spinoff series Max And Just Like That.
Garson was reportedly diagnosed with cancer.
Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, tweeted: “Such sad news and a terribly sad loss for the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo.”
Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes in Sex And The City, shared a tribute on Twitter.
She said: “So, deeply sad that we lost @WillieGarson. We all loved him and loved working with him. He was endlessly funny on screen and in real life. He was a source of light, of friendship and show business traditions. He was an accomplished professional, always. “
Michael Patrick King, executive producer of Sex And The City and And Just Like That, said Garson was dedicated to his job even when he was sick.
He said: “The Sex And The City family has lost one of their own. Our amazing Willie Garson.
“His spirit and dedication to his craft were present every day on the set of And Just Like That. He was there – giving us everything – even when he was sick. His multitude of gifts as an actor and nobody will be missed. to everyone. In this sad and dark time, we are comforted by our remembrance of his joy and light. “
Mario Cantone played Garson’s onscreen partner in Sex And The City.
He said: “I couldn’t have had a brighter TV partner. I am devastated and just overwhelmed with sorrow. Far away from all of us soon. You were a gift from the gods. Rest my sweet friend. I love you. . “
A spokesperson for HBO and HBO Max said, “Willie Garson was in life, and on screen, a devoted friend and a bright light to everyone in his universe.
“He created one of the most beloved characters in the HBO Hall of Fame and has been a member of our family for almost twenty-five years.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”
In addition to Sex And The City, which originally took place from 1998 to 2004, Garson was known for his role as Mozzie in the White Collar police proceeding.