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Sex and the City producer reveals if the reboot will address Willie Garson’s death

Sex and the City fans were devastated by the death of Willie Garson back in September.

The actor, who played Carrie Bradshaw’s BFF Stanford Blatch in the series, sadly passed away on September 21 following a battle with cancer.

The 57-year-old died in the middle of filming the show’s HBO reboot And Just Like That, which has left fans wondering how they will address his sudden absence.

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However during an interview with The New York Times, showrunner Michael Patrick King insisted his character won’t be killed off 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.”

When asked why Willie’s death wasn’t written into the show, the executive producer replied: “Because it wasn’t charming. And I knew that the audience would know.”

During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Michael said the scenes Willie filmed before his death were “fantastic”.

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

Sarah Jessica Parker was close friends with Willie Garson, and was devastated by his death back in September.

In a tribute shared on Instagram, the 56-year-old wrote: “It’s been unbearable. Sometimes silence is a statement. Of the gravity. The anguish. The magnitude of the loss of a 30 + year friendship.”

 

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“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.”

SJP 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.”

The actress concluded her tribute with a message to Willie’s beloved son, Nathen.

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She wrote: “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. RIP. X, SJ​.”

The Gosscast is back with a brand new episode, sponsored by Irish-owned CBD company Greenheart CBD.

Hosted by Goss.ie Founder Alexandra Ryan and Goss.ie Editor Kendra Becker, the girls discuss how 2021 has become the year of redemption for some of our favourite noughties icons.

They also chat about the Bennifer reunion, Avril Lavigne’s comeback, and what fashion pieces they’re seeing back in style.

Watch the full episode below, or else listen on Spotify or iTunes

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