Sex And The City fans left sobbing over final scenes of late Willie Garson in reboot


Willie Garson, who played loveable character Stanford Blatch in Sex And The City, passed away in the middle of filming HBO’s reboot And Just Like That

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Sex And The City fans have been left heartbroken following the long-awaited release of HBO’s reboot, And Just Like That.

Three months on from Willie Garson’s sad death, avid fans of the cult series were in floods of tears upon seeing Willie’s beloved character, Stanford Blatch back on screen alongside his best friend, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker).

The news of Willie’s sad passing back in September shook Sex And The City fans to their core after the 57-year-old lost his battle with cancer.

The much-loved actor had been in the middle of filming the highly-anticipated HBO reboot before his death, and so, appears in three episodes of the series – which airs tonight on Sky Comedy and NOW TV.

Although he was busy filming scenes in New York City alongside his beloved cast-members Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, Willie made the decision to refrain from telling his long-term friends about his illness.

Willie Garson sadly passed away in September after a battle with cancer

That was until he became too sick to hide it anymore.

In a recent interview ahead of the long-awaited debut of And Just Like That, actress Cynthia – who plays Miranda Hobbes on the cult classic series – revealed that the cast and crew filmed with Garson ‘for a long time not knowing he was sick ‘, before things got ‘bad enough’ that they informed.’

Although he was incredibly ill while filming his final scenes in the franchise with made him a household name, Willie was ‘full of joy, and so incredibly brilliant and smart,’ Cynthia insisted.

“We’re also very grateful that we had a few days with him knowing that he was sick, and we could talk to him about it and he could talk to us about it. And that was a really important thing for all of us,” the actress added.

Willie filmed his final scenes in the reboot while he was battling cancer


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Following the release of the first two episodes of the HBO reboot, some fans have already been left in floods of tears after seeing Stanford back in action.

Viewers watched in sorrow as the colourful character reunited with his on-screen BFF, Carrie Bradshaw, as the pair detailed their love lives and the in’s and out’s of their busy lives in New York City.

Taking to Twitter to share their reactions to Willie’s final scenes, Sex And The City fans bid farewell to the incredible actor.

“Devastated watching And Just Like That with Willie Garson and knowing he was ill while filming this. He is an absolute icon. It won’t be the same without him in the next couple of episodes,” shared one viewer.

Willie played the loveable Stanford Blatch in Sex And The City


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Actress Cynthia Nixon said Willie brought ‘incredible joy’ to the HBO set

“Willie Garson was always in a league of his own and watching him now proves that even more than ever. I can’t imagine how sad it must have been for everyone to go back on set and film without him,” another echoed.

“Heartbroken. Stanford Blatch, you are a living legend,” someone else gushed.

Meanwhile a fourth tweeted: “It’s beyond bittersweet watching And Just Like That. Knowing that Willie Garson won’t ever return as Stanford after this is soul-destroying. As a die-hard SATC fan, it’s painful.”

It comes after Sex And The City bosses finally revealed how they will address Willie’s sad death in the hotly-anticipated HBO reboot.

Willie became a household name as Stanford


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In a new interview The New York Times, showrunner Michael Patrick King has finally put the speculation to bed.

Michael insisted that Willie’s much-loved character won’t be killed off in the reboot.

When asked about the fate of Chris Noth’s Mr. Big, Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones and Willie Garson’s Stanford Blatch, Michael said: “Nobody’s dead. Nobody.”

The producer went on to insist that if they had written Stanford out of the show after Willie death, it wouldn’t have been a kind move given his sad death in real life.

Willie’s character won’t be killed off in the SATC reboot

“Because it wasn’t charming. And I knew that the audience would know,” he said when asked.

Michael also opened up on the brilliance of Willie’s final scenes in the reboot of Sex And The City.

“We had a whole journey that we weren’t able to do, but what he did is fantastic,” he gushed.

It comes after Sarah Jessica Parker penned a moving tribute to Willie on Instagram following her dear friend’s passing.

“It’s been unbearable,” the actress wrote.

Willie Garson, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall in 1998

“Sometimes silence is a statement. Of the gravity. The anguish. The magnitude of the loss of a 30 + year friendship.

“A real friendship that allowed for secrets, adventure, a shared professional family, truth, concerts, road trips, meals, late night phone calls, a mutual devotion to parenthood and all the heartaches and joy that accompany, triumphs, disappointments, fear, rage and years spent on sets (most especially Carrie’s apartment) and laughing late into the night as both Stanford and Carrie and Willie and SJ,” the star continued.

“Willie. I will miss everything about you. And replay our last moments together. I will re-read every text from your final days and put to pen our last calls. Your absence, a crater that I will fill with blessing of these memories and all the ones that are still in recesses yet to surface.”

Willie with his beloved son, Nathen


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Sarah Jessica finished off the heartbreaking post by sending her love to Willie’s son, Nathen, and the rest of the people in his life who loved him so dearly.

“My love and deepest sympathies and condolences to you dear Nathen. You were and are the light of Willie’s life and his greatest achievement was being your Papa.

“These were his last words to me. “Great bangles all around.” Yes. Godspeed Willie Garson.”

And Just Like That is available now on Sky Comedy and streaming service NOW.

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