Sarah Jessica Parker is as devastated by the death of her friend and “Sex and the City” co-star Willie Garson as one would expect, but on Wednesday she indicated she’s still processing the news, telling “Sex and the City” co-star Chris Noth that she isn’t “ready” to talk about it.
When news of Garson’s death from pancreatic cancer was made public, Noth was one of many of Garson’s friends and peers who celebrated his life and career with a photo of Garson and Parker taken during a “SATC” shoot.
The post received hundreds of comments from fans mourning Garson’s death. And on Wednesday morning, Parker left one of her own, saying: “Thank you dearest Chris. I’m not ready yet. Xxx.”
Garson appeared in 27 episodes of the HBO series and filmed scenes for the upcoming HBO Max revival “And Just Like That.” It is not known if he finished filming his scenes prior to his death.
“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 twenty-five years,” an HBO spokesperson told TheWrap via statement. “We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”
After “Sex and the City,” Garson played Mozzie on the USA drama “White Collar” opposite Matt Bomer for six seasons, from 2009 to 2014. He also had recurring roles on “Hawaii 5-0,” “Supergirl” and “Big Mouth.”
Read more about his groundbreaking performance as Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw’s gay best friend, here.