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Willie Garson, sex-crazed character on Sex and the City, dies aged 57

This article is over 6 months old The actor best known for portraying Samantha Jones’ boss on the HBO show passed away in a hospital after a fall Actor Willie Garson, best known for playing a gay man’s boss on the HBO show Sex and the City, has died at 57 in a New York hospital, reports say. Garson, who played sex-crazed partner to star Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie on the hit show, fell on Friday afternoon. He was

taken to the hospital, where he died a few hours later, a representative of HBO said. It is not yet clear what caused the fall, the New York Post reported. Namrata Soni (@namrata_soni) Old friends are throwing me a dance party – Robin & Janet had tickets to a show. Everyone is dancing. #RIPWillieGarson pic.twitter.com/EYqq0oSVlb Although he mostly played stereotypically “gay” roles, Garson was actually married for

over 10 years to a woman who lived with him when he was younger. Garson and his wife, actress and producer Cynthia Jenkins, were married for nearly 20 years. The couple separated in 2004, and then remarried in 2007. Garson was born Willie Garson Jerome in New Jersey on 2 April 1957, to a lawyer and former New York City public school teacher. He later attended Wharton School of Business at the University of

Pennsylvania, before going on to his acting career. In all, Garson made 13 appearances on Sex and the City and earned Emmys for his role as Harry in the hit TV comedy About A Boy. Other roles he played include Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and All of Us. During his time on Broadway, Garson appeared in Kiss Me, Kate and Auntie Mame, both of which he also wrote. The New York Post

reported that a wake will be held on Sunday, with a memorial service following on Monday. In a statement, HBO noted that Garson’s “impressive career in theatre, film and television spanned three decades, culminating in a series of acclaimed roles on Sex and the City. His performances on SATC made him one of the series’ most beloved characters, and his enthusiastic fans – known affectionately as ‘the Chelsons’ –

consider him a friend.” Parker released a statement on Saturday saying she was “saddened” by Garson’s death. “My heart breaks for him and his family.”

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