The 56-year-old actress posted a loving tribute on Instagram on Friday, September 24. "It's been unbearable. Sometimes silence is a statement. Of the gravity. The anguish," she began. "The magnitude of the loss of a 30 + year friendship."
"A real friendship that allowed for secrets, adventure, a shared professional family, truth, concerts, road trips, meals, late night phone calls, a mutual devotion to parenthood and all the heartaches and joy that accompany, triumphs, disappointments, fear, rage and years spent on sets (most especially Carrie's apartment) and laughing late into the night as both Stanford and Carrie and Willie and SJ," she said of her pal, who starred alongside her as Stanford Blatch on the original HBO series, as well as both films and the upcoming reboot, And Just Like That.
Parker, who has taken her time speaking out on her Garson's sudden passing, continued, "Willie. I will miss everything about you. And replay our last moments together. I will re-read every text from your final days and put to pen our last calls."
"Your absence a crater that I will fill with blessing of these memories and all the ones that are still in recesses yet to surface," the shoe designer wrote.
The actor, who was 57 at the time of his death, left behind a 21-year-old son Nathan who Parker explained was his "greatest achievement." The Golden Globe winner went on to send love to Garson's son as she said, "My love and deepest sympathies and condolences to you dear Nathen. You were and are the light of Willie's life and his greatest achievement was being your Papa."
Parker recounted her final moments with her beloved pal as she concluded the post, "These were his last words to me. 'Great bangles all around.' Yes. Godspeed Willie Garson. RIP.X,SJ."
As OK! previously reported, Garson passed away on on Tuesday, September 21, after battling pancreatic cancer.
His son penned a heartbreaking post to his father as he said, "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."