Sex And The City star Willie Garson’s cause of death was pancreatic cancer
Willie Garson’s cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
The Sex and the City actor, who recently reprised his role as Stanford Blatch for the upcoming reboot And Just Like That…, passed away on September 21 at the age of 57.
It’s not known how long Willie was battling the illness for, but Garson’s cause of death was confirmed in an obituary published in the New York Times on Thursday.
RIP: Willie Garson’s cause of death was pancreatic cancer; pictured July 24
‘William Garson Paszamant, better known as Willie Garson to his many fans and throughout the entertainment industry, noted actor of stage, film, and television, has died at age 57 at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was pancreatic cancer,’ read the star’s obituary.
It also included details about what Garson’s family would like from fans in his honor.
‘In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations to be made in his name go to the Alliance for Children’s Rights,’ penned the grieving family.
The Alliance for Children’s Rights aims to ‘protect the rights of children in poverty and those overcoming abuse and neglect by delivering free legal services, supportive programs, and systemic solutions.’
Willie has been devoted to bettering the lives of children in the United States’ foster care system, often holding/participating in fundraisers aimed at aiding adoption efforts.
Garson adopted his only child, son Nathen, in 2009. Nathen, now 20-years-old, confirmed his father’s tragic passing via Instagram on Tuesday, September 12.
Nathen penned a heartfelt tribute to his late father on Instagram, which included some of his favorite memories of Garson.
‘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 began.
‘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,’ Nathen concluded.
Garson boasts 170 acting credits, but his best known for his memorable portrayal of ‘gay talent agent’ Stanford ‘Stanny’ Blatch in the HBO series Sex And The City.
Willie appeared in 27 of the series’ 98 episodes, which spanned from 1998 until its finale in 2004.