American actor Willie Garson, best known for playing Stanford Blatch on the hit HBO series “Sex and the City”, passed away at the age of 57. He had appeared in over 300 TV episodes and more than 75 films. His latest role was in the 2020 film “Magic Camp,” where he appeared as a Casino Manager.
Originally from Highland Park, New Jersey, William Garson Paszamant was born on February 20 1964, under the star sign Pisces. The 57-year-old actor was Jewish by ethnicity. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1982. Three years later, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater from Wesleyan University. He also received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale Drama School.
Died, Cause of Death, and Funeral
The Sex and the City star died at the age of 57. His son, Nathen, confirmed his death in a tribute posted to Instagram on Tuesday.
“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. 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 your love with me. I’ll never forget it or lose it.”
Garson’s last Tweet pointed to his aura on an off-screen. On September 4, he tweeted:
“BE KIND TO EACH OTHER……ALWAYS. LOVE TO ALL. APPROACH KINDNESS.”
Garson’s former colleagues and friends expressed their love for the actor in the wake of his passing.
Garson’s on-screen husband in Sex and the City, Mario Cantone, called Garson a “brilliant TV partner” in a heartfelt post:
“I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods,” he wrote. “Rest my sweet friend. I love you.”
Garson had pancreatic cancer. He most likely died because of cancer. He was surrounded by his family members at the time of his death.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Garson had a recurring role as Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City and Henry Coffield on NYPD Blue. His other TV appearances include My Two Dads, Coach, Mr Belvedere, Quantum Leap, Boys Meet World, Stark Trek: Voyager, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, Mental, and Taken, among others. He also co-starred in the HBO series John from Cincinnati and the USA Network series White Collar.
Apart from the TV series, Garson also starred in films such as Kingpin, Fever Pitch, Just Like Heaven, Fortress 2: Re-Entry, Labor Pains, and Out Cold. Besides, he made a cameo in the end credits of Jackasss Number Two.
Garson’s impressive acting career left him with a massive net worth at the time of his death. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he was worth $10 million.
Married, Wife, and Children
Garson was heterosexual. He adopted a seven-year-old son, Nathen, in 2009. He never married anyone and was a loving dad to his adopted son.
The actor, who died at age 57, raved about his son during an interview last year. He said:
“He’s an adult and soon to be taking care of me which is really why I got him to be honest. He’s lovely and a really special guy. He’s wonderful and he’s in college in Ohio.”
The New Jersey-born actor always wanted to have a child, so he pursued adoption as a single parent. He is now survived by his son, Nathen. Nathen was officially deemed Garson’s son in January 2010.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
The Sex and the City star was born to parents – Muriel Schwartz and Donald M. Paszamant. Other than that, nothing is known about his family members and early life.