Actor Willie Garson, who played the beloved pal to Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City,” has died. He was 57.
Garson’s gay talent agent character Stanford Blatch was a fan favorite throughout “Sex and the City’s” six-season run on HBO from 1998 to 2004. Perpetually single but always fashion forward, with colorful suit-and-tie ensembles that rivaled Carrie’s whimsical looks, Stanford was known for his quippy one-liners. (“How can you not have a shrink? This is Manhattan. Even the shrinks have shrinks. I have three.”)
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Stanford’s candid walk-and-talks with Carrie were highlights of his recurring appearances on “Sex and the City,” and his opulent wedding to former nemesis Anthony Marantino (Mario Cantone) – complete with a Liza Minnelli performance of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” – was one of the outrageous saving graces of the “Sex and the City 2” movie in 2010.
He last took to social media earlier this month, tweeting, “BE KIND TO EACH OTHER……ALWAYS. LOVE TO ALL. APRROACH KINDNESS.”
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