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Willie Garson Dies at 57 | His Last Message to the World Was to “Be Kind to Each Other”
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Willie Garson Dies at 57 | His Last Message to the World Was to “Be Kind to Each Other”

Many co-stars and fans used this last post to pay their respects to the artist.

Cover image source: Getty for International Documentary Association| Photo by Rebecca Sapp
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Willie Garson, who won over the hearts of many with his memorable performance in HBO's series Sex and the City, tragically passed away on Tuesday afternoon after battling a short illness. According to PEOPLE, the 57-year-old had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and was surrounded by his loved ones when he drew his last breath. "The Sex and the City family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson," shared the executive producer of Sex and the City and And Just Like That Michael Patrick King 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."

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An HBO spokesperson confirmed the late actor passing via a statement, which as per CNN read: "Willie Garson was in life, as on-screen, a devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe. He created one of the most beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for nearly 25 years. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones." While most might remember the actor for his incredible performance in shows like White Collar, NYPD Blue, and Hawaii Five-0, not many are aware that he was an even better father to his son Nathen. The boy was just 7 when Garson first met him while attending a Los Angeles adoption fair in October 2008. "He was balancing himself on a curb, and I was like, 'That's my kid.' I knew it right then," he told PEOPLE