Sarah Jessica Parker Pays Tribute to Willie Garson: ‘It’s Been Unbearable’

Sex and the City stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Willie Garson
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Following the tragic passing of Sex and the City star Willie Garson on September 21, Hollywood took to social media to pay tribute to the late actor. And on September 24, longtime screen partner Sarah Jessica Parker broke her silence on Instagram.

“It’s been unbearable. Sometimes silence is a statement. Of the gravity. The anguish. The magnitude of the loss of a 30 + year friendship,” Parker begins her caption of a series of photos with Garson through the years.

“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.”

Garson, whose career began back in the 1980s, was best known for his role as the witty and honest Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City. He’d appeared in a wide array of shows over the years, including Family Ties, Cheers, The X-Files, and Boy Meets World. He also had a memorable run on USA’s White Collar, appearing as con man Mozzie.

Other Sex and the City cast members paid respects to Garson earlier in the week in a series of heartwarming messages. “So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @WillieGarson,” Cynthia Nixon tweeted. “We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional – always.”

Kim Cattrall, who played the popular Samantha Jones on the show, also took to Twitter to share her condolences. “Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family,” she wrote. “Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo.”

Meanwhile, Mario Cantone, who played Garson’s on-screen husband in the series, wrote, “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.”

David Eigenberg, who portrayed Steve Brady on Sex and the City, said, “Willie… the kindest most beautiful beautiful man. There are none better. Sleep well my friend. You will always be remembered.”

Matt Bomer, who co-starred with Garson in White Collar, posted a heartfelt tribute on his Instagram. “This past year, you taught me so much about courage and resilience and love. I still haven’t wrapped my head around a world without you in it — where I can’t call you when I need to laugh, or be inspired,” he wrote. “I love you forever Willie Garson. You live on in our hearts and minds always.”


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The news of Garson’s passing was confirmed by his son Nathen in a touching Instagram tribute. “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,” he wrote.

Garson was part of the upcoming Sex and the City revival And Just Like That… and was recently spotted in New York City filming alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and the rest of the crew.

Check out more tributes to Garson from his co-stars, colleagues, and friends below.


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