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Sex and the City Willie Garson's first death anniversary marked by son Nathen in emotional post

Willie Garson's son Nathen opened up on Instagram about how much he missed his father's 'dad jokes'
UPDATED SEP 22, 2022
Willie Garson's son Nathen paid tribute (Tommaso Boddi / Getty Images for IMDb/ Instagram/ nathen_garson)
Willie Garson's son Nathen paid tribute (Tommaso Boddi / Getty Images for IMDb/ Instagram/ nathen_garson)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Willie Garson is known for his roles in 'Sex and the City', 'White Collar' , 'And Just Like That', giving one hit performance after another. He tragically died on September 21, 2021, at the age of 57 due to pancreatic cancer. Garson who famously played Stanford Blatch, Carrie's gay BFF in 'Sex and the City', had appeared in over 75 films and more than 300 TV episodes. 

The actor's 21-year-old son, Nathen Garson, remembered his father in a heartfelt emotional tribute on his one year death anniversary. Nathen opened up on Instagram about how much he missed his father's 'dad jokes' and mentioned how the actor always inspired him to do his best.


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The late actor's son took to Instagram to write a long tribute to his beloved father on his first death anniversary on September 21, 2022. "Wow. I can’t believe it’s already been a year since this beautiful bald man that I can proudly call my dad passed away. Besides his head, I think I miss his laugh and smile the most. Because I knew that whenever he was laughing he wasn’t the only one laughing." He said in the post.

The post camer with three pictures, one of Nathan's childhood photo with Willie, another of Willie and Nathan going on some trip and last of Willie sit in a painted room. 

Nathan continued to praise Willie in his post saying "He had a gift of being able to talk to literally anyone he came into contact with and make them either laugh or awkwardly smile from a joke he had probably just told them. I had heard the same 3 or 4 dad jokes from the time I moved in at 7 to when I turned 15. So at least a hundred times each joke and I would beg him to get a new joke. Now, however, I wouldn’t be upset to hear him say those same jokes a thousand or even a million more times." 


"He wasn’t just my father, he was my best friend and a mentor before I even knew what that was. He inspired me when I was younger to be better than I ever thought I could and because of that I try to always do better. I would not be where I am today if not for him. I wouldn’t be who I am if not for him. He taught me to care about others and showed me how to love when all I had ever know was to fight for myself and care only about myself. He was always making people smile and laugh even when he was upset or furious and watching him do that as I grew up made me want to do that, however, after he passed away I realized I’d become selfish again and not the person he’d raised me to be." Nathan wrote emotionally referring Willie Garson as not only his father but his best friend too.  

"It’s important to revisit the past, but it’s also just as easy to get stuck in the past. It’s more important to remember that there’s also a tomorrow and a future. As you move forward, make sure you smile and live life to its fullest…because no matter how much time you might think you have, I promise you there’s less. Life comes and goes way too quick so cherish everyone and say hi to a stranger every once in a while because you never know when you could meet your next best friend. That’s how my dad met me. Thank you for all the lessons dad," he wrote at the end of his long tribute thanking his father.

Willie adopted Nathen in 2009 when he was only 7 years old. Nathan also posted a video and a photo of the duo in a club dancing with a caption "Missing you papa. Love you to the moon and back x1,000,000,000  I’m sure your dancing and listening to the music you love on your adventure. Have a blast"