Actor Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch on HBO's "Sex and the City" and its two spinoff films, has died. He was 57.
Garson's son posted a tribute on Instagram, calling his dad the "toughest and funniest and smartest person" he's known.
"I love you so much papa," Nathen Garson wrote. "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. I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own."
Garson's final social media post on Twitter Sept. 4 read, "BE KIND TO EACH OTHER......ALWAYS. LOVE TO ALL. APRROACH KINDNESS."
Garson appeared in 27 episodes of "Sex and the City" during its six-season run. The "Sex and the City Wiki" describes the character as Carrie Bradshaw's best friend, outside of the three women, and "a classy gay man, not by stature ... but definitely in terms of good taste."
He was also set to appear in the reboot miniseries "And Just Like That..."
"I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner," tweeted Mario Cantone, who played Anthony Marentino on "Sex and the City." "I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods. Rest my sweet friend. I love you."
Other series Garson appeared in included "White Collar," "John from Cincinnati," and "Ask Harriet."
His first credited acting role, according to IMDB, was in the TV miniseries "The Deliberate Stranger" in 1986 about serial killer Ted Bundy. That was followed by numerous guest starring roles on television.