Willie Garson Dies: ‘Sex And The City’ & ‘White Collar’ Star Was 57

Willie Garson a fan favorite on Sex and The City and co-star of White Collar, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 57
 
Garson was shooting the Sex and the City revival series And Just Like That… for HBO Max, reprising the role of Stanford Blatch — the unofficial fifth bestie — in New York City.
 
He followed that successful gig by playing Sarah Jessica Parker’s gay best friend in Sex and the City for the entirety of the series and the two movies. Parker and Garson met after they were set up on a blind date!
And they remain real life besties.
 
In 2009, he joined the cast of freshman series White Collar for USA Network during its blues-skies era, playing clever conman Mozzie, close friend of lead protagonist Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer).
 
I think Garson was often cast as the close friend of the lead because of his infectious charm and his impeccable comedic timing. There was no Carrie Bradshaw without her “Stanny”, nor Neal without his Moz.