How did Willie Garson die? 'SATC' actor's adopted son Nathen says 'proud of you papa'

Best known for playing Stanford Blatch on 'Sex and the City', Willie Garson was loved by all and fans are distraught over his death

                            How did Willie Garson die? 'SATC' actor's adopted son Nathen says 'proud of you papa'
Actor Willie Garson attends the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 10, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California (Rich Polk/Getty Images)

Willie Garson best known for playing the sassy character of Stanford Blatch on 'Sex and the City' and Mozzie on 'White Collar' has died. Michael Patrick, the executive producer of 'SATC' and 'And Just Like That' issued a statement after news of Garson's death made it to the news. “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," Patrick said.

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Willie Garson attends Neuro Brands Presenting Sponsor At The Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 09, 2020 in West Hollywood, California (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Neuro Brands)

How did Willie Garson die? 

The news of Garson's demise was confirmed by one of his family members to Variety. According to a report by TMZ, he was secretly battling cancer but this news is yet to be confirmed by his family and so is the cause of his death. Garson had played Sarah Jessica Parker's character's best friend throughout the six seasons of the show and reprised the role in the franchise's films 'Sex and the City' and 'Sex and the City 2'. She is still to react to the news, however, Mario Cantone who played his on-screen partner on the series took to Twitter mourn Garson's death and pay tribute to him.

"I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner. I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods. Rest my sweet friend. I love you," his tweet read. 'Bosch' actor Titus Welliver broke the news of Garson's death on social media with a photo of the much-loved actor. The message read, "There are no words. I love you dear brother. We are fewer." Garson is survived by his adopted son Nathen who also took to Instagram to share, "I love you so much papa. Rest in peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much. I’m so proud of you.”

Actor Willie Garson and son Nathen Garson at Breeders' Cup, Courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka, official spirits partner at Santa Anita Park on November 3, 2012, in Arcadia, California (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Grey Goose)
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