Pancreatic cancer revealed as 'Sex and the City' actor's cause of death
Hollywood is mourning the loss of Willie Garson, an actor best known for playing Stanford Blatch on 'Sex and the City' and Mozzie on 'White Collar.'
According to Garson's obituary published in The New York Times, the actor passed away at 57 following a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Garson's portrayal of Stanford on HBO's 'Sex and the City' brought life to the witty and stylish best male friend of Carrie Bradshaw, played by actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
“The ‘Sex and the City’ family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson,” Michael Patrick King, the executive producer of 'Sex and the City' said in a statement.
“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.”
Garson's many credits include a 2019 movie that was filmed in Louisiana, "A Christmas Wish."
He played the role of "Principal Wilson," a Ponchatoula High school principal.