THE iconic Sex and the City and White Collar star Willie Garson passed away at the age of 57 after battling cancer, reports say.
Garson was known for his role as Stanford Blatch in HBO show SATC with Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon, tributes have rolled in from big stars since his death was revealed.
Willie had been battling cancer, according to TMZ sources, but it's not been confirmed.
Bosch actor Titus Welliver broke the news of Willie's passing with a post on Tuesday along with a photo of the beloved actor: "There are no words. I love you dear brother. We are fewer."
Willie played the gay BFF to Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw and appeared in 27 episodes in total throughout the six seasons of the show, running from 1998 to 2004.
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TWITTER FLOODS WITH TRIBUTES
After TMZ first broke the story, many flooded Twitter with tributes for the late actor.
Actress Joely Fisher said "Rest easy sweet @WillieGarson …I am so glad I told you I adored you before you left #rip" while Dulé Hill added, "This is heartbreaking. Love you @WillieGarson. You will be sorely missed #RIP#WillieGarson."
Another fan added: "I am devastated to hear that Willie Garson has died from Cancer. White Collar was an under-appreciated show and he plays such wonderful characters. This last tweet from him says so much."
WILLIE SAYS HIS CHARACTER AFFECTED HIS DATING LIFE
Despite his successful career, Garson went on to reveal that his character put a damper on his dating life.
“At the beginning, you would approach someone at a bar and realize, ‘Oh, they want to be Stanford’s best friend.’ They don’t necessarily want to sleep with you,” he said.
WILLIE TALKS ABOUT FATHERHOOD
Back in 2020, Garson opened up to Authority Magazine about his road to fatherhood and revealed how it changed him.
Garson said: "As a narcissist actor, and I was the definition, I immediately became responsible for taking care of someone else. It is a really, special feeling to say that. It is such an important job and makes you grow in so many different ways. Being a dad comes with having so many special feelings. I was in my mid-40’s and I was so bored with myself. When Nathen came into my life I was not bored anymore.
"I had someone to take care of and focus on. I gave someone a childhood who did not really have a real one. Not only did I get to give him a childhood but guess what? I got to get another one too, which is a great thing because my parents were not child friendly."
WHAT WAS WILLIE'S NET WORTH?
Throughout his career, Garson had accumulated over 170 credits and even directed episodes of White Collar and Disney's Girl Meets World.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Garson had an estimated worth of $10 million at the time of his death.
Outside of acting, Garson was also a known adoption advocate and started the You Gotta Believe foundation with a goal "to find youth permanent families so that they have the support system they need to live safely and to their highest potential."
DID WILLIE HAVE CHILDREN?
While Garson was never married, in 2009, he adopted his son Nathan, 19, when he was only seven and a half.
Following the news of his father's death, the teen posted a heartbreaking tribute on Instagram, calling him "the toughest and funniest and smartest person I've known."
WHAT WAS WILLIE'S CAUSE OF DEATH?
While his death has been confirmed, the cause has not been revealed yet but it is being reported that it is related to a secret cancer battle.
It is unknown at this time what type of cancer Garson had.
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SEX AND THE CITY REBOOT STARS REVEALED
It was recently revealed that Boogie Nights star Nicole Ari Parker will step into Samantha’s Jimmy Choos on the set of the new Sex and the City reboot.
Ari Parker will play Lisa Todd Wexley, a “Park Avenue mother of three”.
Parker and costars Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York) reprise their roles for the reboot called And Just Like That.
Her love interest on the show Mr Big, played by Chris Noth, will also be returning.
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