Sarah Jessica Parker says Willie Garson's passing is 'unbearable' as his cause of death is revealed

Willie Garson and Sarah Jessica Parker
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As Willie Garson’s cause of death is revealed, "Sex and the City" co-star, Sarah Jessica Parker, is opening up about the loss.

According to an obituary posted in The New York Times, the 57-year-old actor succumbed to his long battle with pancreatic cancer.

The obituary notes that he died at his home in Los Angeles.

He is survived by his son, Nathen Garson, who announced his father’s passing in a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.

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"I love you so much papa,” he began, adding, "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. 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.”

Garson’s defining role was appearing as Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw’s spunky best friend, through all six seasons of the romantic comedy-drama.

He also reprised the role for two blockbuster movie sequels.

Parker took a few days to mourn the loss before addressing it on Instagram, accompanied by several pictures of the two of them.

"It's been unbearable. Sometimes silence is a statement," she began.

"Of the gravity. The anguish. 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 added.

She 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."

She also sent her "love" and "condolences" to his son.

"You were and are the light of Willie's life and his greatest achievement was being your Papa," she added.

Parker revealed that his last words to her were: "Great bangles all around."

Other former co-stars took to social media to honor him.

Cynthina Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes, wrote: "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.”

Kim Cattrall, famous for the feisty Samantha Jones, noted: “Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo."

Kristin Davis, who took on the role of Charlotte York, posted on Instagram, writing, "He was smarter and funnier than you ever would have imagined. We are bereft without him."

"But I really want to pay tribute to his fearless commitment to single fatherhood. We spoke about being single parents through adoption often. And nothing gave him more joy and pride than his son Nathen. Nathen’s strength and wisdom beyond his years are evident in his beautiful tribute to his dad. The outpouring of love is earned dear Willie," she continued.

In a statement, Michael Patrick King, executive producer of the upcoming reboot on HBO Max titled “And Just Like That,” said that Garson had been sick on set over the summer but still gave it his all.

Garson, born William Garson Paszamant, also appeared in “Hawaii Five-O,” "White Collar," and “Supergirl.”

In lieu of gifts, Garson’s family asked for donations to be made in his name to the Alliance for Children's Rights.

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