Garson died at the age of 57. PEOPLE reported that the actor was surrounded by his family when he passed away on Tuesday, September 21, after a short illness. According to the publication, he had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.
SATC stars Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Mario Cantone, Chris Noth and more posted tributes for Garson online. Parker didn't directly post about Garson but left a touching comment under Noth's post.
"Willie❤️💔," Noth captioned a photo of Garson and the Hocus Pocus star. "Thank you dearest Chris. I'm not ready yet. Xxx," she commented.
In June, the White Collar actor told Us Weekly that he and the 56-year-old actress "were friends for 10 years before the show. And we’re still the closest of friends." "We talk almost every day," he added.
Garson played Stanford Blatch in SATC, who was best friends with Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw. The late actor reprised the role in the two SATC films and was slated to appear in the reboot And Just Like That...
Although Cattrall did not return for And Just Like That... she tweeted "Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo."
"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," Nixon shared.
Kristin Davis shared a statement penned by SATC executive producer Michael Patrick King on her Instagram Story. "Michael Patrick King speaking so eloquently about our love for Willie Garson xoxo forever," she wrote.
"The Sex And The City family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson," King said. "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."