„Sex and the City” actor Willie Garson has died at 57

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,who played Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw’s friend on TV’s Sex and the City and its movie sequels , has died at 57. No details of his death were released. “We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and and in real life (…) He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional – always,” Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes in the series, said in a tweet. “I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner,” tweeted Mario Cantone, who played Garson’s husband in Sex and the City. “I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with sadness.” Garson began studying acting at age 13 at the Actors Institute in New York. He made hundreds of appearances on TV and in motion pictures.

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“Willie Garson was in life, as on screen, a devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe,” the statement read. “He created one of the most beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for nearly twenty-five years. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones, ” a HBO/HBO Max spokesperson declared. In addition to his role in “Sex and the City,” he had recurring memorable parts on USA Network’s “White Collar,” ABC’s “NYPD Blue,” and CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0.”