Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch on 'Sex and the City,' dies at 57

Willie Garson attends Neuro Brands Presenting Sponsor At The Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 09, 2020 in West Hollywood, California.
Willie Garson attends Neuro Brands Presenting Sponsor At The Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 09, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. Photo credit John Sciulli/Getty Images for Neuro Brands
By , 1010 WINS Newsroom

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Actor Willie Garson, who famously played Carrie Bradshaw's BFF Stanford Blatch on "Sex and the City," has died, his son announced on Instagram on Tuesday. He was 57.

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"I love you so much papa," his son Nathen, also an actor, wrote on Instagram. "Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much ... 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."

TMZ reported that Garson, who was born in Highland Park, New Jersey, had been battling cancer for several years, but it was unknown if that was the cause of death.

Garson's actor friends took to social media to share their sorrow. "Our sweet pal #WillieGarson has passed on. Dear soul, rest easy," actor Rob Morrow tweeted.

"There are no words. I love you dear brother. We are fewer," actor and friend Titus Welliver tweeted.

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