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'Sex And The City' Star Willie Garson Dead At 57 — Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Mario Cantone, More Pay Tribute

Sep. 22 2021, Published 5:38 a.m. ET

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Sex and the City star Willie Garson has died at the age of 57.

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According to PEOPLE, Garson passed away on Tuesday, September 21, surrounded by family after a short illness. The outlet noted that he had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

"BE KIND TO EACH OTHER......ALWAYS. LOVE TO ALL. APRROACH KINDNESS," his last tweet, posted on Sunday, September 5, read.

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"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. I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own," his son Nathen posted on Instagram on Tuesday, September 21.

"You’ll always be with me. Love you more than you will ever know and I’m glad you can be at peace now. You always were the toughest and funniest and smartest person I’ve known. I’m glad you shared you’re love with me. I’ll never forget it or lose it," Nathen added.

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Garson played Carrie Bradshaw's [Sarah Jessica Parker] friend Stanford Blatch in SATC. He reprised the role in the two SATC films and was slated to appear in the upcoming reboot And Just Like That...

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The actor is also known for his role as Mozzie in White Collar. He made appearances in LA Law, The X-Files, Boy Meets World and Friends.

SATC coworkers, fans and friends shared tributes to Garson.

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"Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo," Kim Cattrall tweeted.

"So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @WillieGarson. 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 wrote.

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"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," Mario Cantone — who played Garson's character's partner, Anthony Marentino — shared.

"This is a tragedy for the entire #SATC #AJLT family, for Willie’s family, and for the world," Evan Handler tweeted. "Willie was a prince, the Mayor of every group he ever existed within, and — most importantly — a parent. My heart grieves for his son. A consumate funny man. Bless you."

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"The Sex And The City family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson," SATC executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement. "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."

Kristin Davis shared King's statement on her Instagram Story. "Michael Patrick King speaking so eloquently about our love for Willie Garson xoxo forever," she added.

"The world has lost an incredible talent. What a pleasure it was to spend even a few minutes with @willie.garson. Your light will shine brighter than all of the lights on Broadway. I couldn't help but wonder how many people you inspired throughout your career. 🙏🏻," Michelle Trachtenberg shared on Instagram.

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