Actor Willie Garson, best known for playing Stanford on “Sex and the City,” has died at the age of 57, according to multiple entertainment outlets.

The actors also appeared as Mozzie in the long-running USA Network series, “White Collar.”

Garson played the best friend of Jessica Sarah Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw in the hit HBO series and big-screen spin-offs. TVLine.com reports that Garson was set to appear in the series reboot scheduled for HBOMax.

Garson’s son broke the news on social media, writing on Instagram: “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.”

TMZ reports that Garson had been battling cancer. His cause of death is unknown, however.

Following news of his death, actors paid tribute on social media:

This is heartbreaking. Love you @WillieGarson. You will be sorely missed 💔💔💔 #RIP #WillieGarson https://t.co/hlkZT3ABVw

— Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) September 21, 2021

This breaks my heart. Willie Garson, a friend who loved me at my worst, (and always let me know it) is gone. Goodbye, Fatty. I love you always. https://t.co/Cow3esS0YB

— Julie Bowen (@itsJulieBowen) September 21, 2021

The wonderful Willie Garson has left us. A dear, funny, kind man and delightful actor. Too soon. Rest well. #ripwilliegarson

— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) September 22, 2021

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