Willie Garson, who was best-known as Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City has died and there has been an outpouring of emotion from the stars of the HBO series.
He died at 57 but the cause of his death has not been disclosed.
According to the BBC, the stars, who appeared with Garson, who played the role of talent agent Stanford Blatch, have paid tribute.
Kim Cattrall, the report explained, said the actor’s death at the age of 57 was “a terribly sad loss to the SATC family”.
Cattrall ‘s former co-star Cynthia Nixon also paid tribute, remembering him on Twitter as “a source of light, friendship and show business lore”.
Ben Stiller, Jason Alexander and other actors have also posted messages.
Stiller said Garson had been “strong and respected in his community of fellow actors”, while Seinfeld star Alexander remembered him as “a dear, funny, kind man and delightful actor”.
Nixon – Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City – said she was “deeply, deeply sad” to have lost such “a consummate professional”.
“We all loved him and adored working with him,” she wrote on Twitter. “He was endlessly funny on-screen and in real life.”
Cattrall, who appeared in the Sex and the City series and films as Samantha Jones, posted a photo of herself with “dear Willie” in her Twitter tribute.
The actor was described as “a gift from the gods” by Mario Cantone, who played Garson’s on-screen partner Anthony Marentino in the show.
He was also remembered by Evan Handler, aka Harry Goldenblatt, as “a prince, the Mayor of every group he existed within [and] a consummate funny man.”
Born William Garson Paszamant in New Jersey in 1964, Garson studied theatre and received a masters of fine arts from Yale School of Drama.
He then took on small roles in several popular television series in the 1980s, including Cheers, Family Ties and LA Law.
Garson went on to appear in such 1990s shows as The X-Files, Boy Meets World and Friends before making his Sex and the City debut in 1998.
His film credits include Groundhog Day, There’s Something About Mary and Fever Pitch, the 2005 US adaptation of Nick Hornby’s football-based novel.