Sarah Jessica Parker pays heartbreaking tribute to Willie Garson

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Sarah Jessica Parker has paid tribute to actor and close friend Willie Garson, after his tragic death at age 57. Willie died at his home in Los Angeles on September 21 after battling pancreatic cancer, and SJP took to Instagram to write a heartbreaking tribute to her friend three days after his passing.

Willie is best known and loved for playing Carrie Bradshaw's friend Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City, and was even spotted recently shooting for the SATC reboot in New York.

SJP posted a series of throwback photos and behind the scenes snaps, accompanied by the most heartbreaking caption. She started "It's been unbearable.

Photo credit: Marcel Thomas - Getty Images
Photo credit: Marcel Thomas - Getty Images

A few days prior to her tribute, Sarah said that she wasn't ready to speak about her friend’s death, responding to Chris Noth’s tribute to his former co-star with a photo of Parker. “Thank you dearest Chris. I’m not ready yet. Xxx.”

SJP's touching post continued, "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.

"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.

"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."

She concluded, "These were his last words to me. "Great bangles all around." Yes. Godspeed Willie Garson. RIP. X, SJ."

The news of Willie's death was confirmed on social media by his son, Nathen, who posted some photos and videos of his papa. He also penned a touching tribute where he reflected on how much he loved his papa and how he was "the toughest and funniest and smartest" person he's ever known. He later changed his Instagram bio to read, "BE KIND TO EACH OTHER......ALWAYS. LOVE TO ALL. APRROACH KINDNESS. -Willie Garson. Love you forever papa ❤️"

Our thoughts are with Willie's family and friends.

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