Willie Garson, Stanford Blatch Of Sex And The City, Dies At 57

Willie Garson rose to prominence with the popular HBO series, Sex And The City, which first aired in 1998 and ran for six seasons.

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Willie Garson, Stanford Blatch Of Sex And The City, Dies At 57
Willie Garson, known for his role as Stanford Blatch in the original series of Sex and the City, has reportedly died at the age of 57. The information about the cause of Garson’s death has not been officially released. The executive producer of Sex and the City and And Just Like That, Michael Patrick King, had however earlier said in a statement that Garson had been sick.

Garson rose to prominence with the popular HBO series, which first aired in 1998 and ran for six seasons. He played Carrie Bradshaw’s closest male friend, the talent agent Stanford. Garson reprised his role in the follow-up films, Sex and the City, and Sex and the City 2. He also recently reprised the role in a reboot of the TV series, And Just Like That, which is currently in production. His film credits include There’s Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Fever Pitch and Groundhog Day.

A statement from HBO said: “Willie Garson was in life, as on screen, a devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe. He created one of the most beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for nearly 25 years. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”

“The ‘Sex and the City’ family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson. His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming ‘And Just Like That.’ He was there — giving us his all — even while he was sick. His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone. In this sad, dark moment we are comforted by our memory of his joy and light," Michael Patrick King said in a statement.


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