Sarah Jessica Parker Isn't 'Ready' to Talk 'SATC' Star Willie Garson's Death
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Sarah Jessica Parker has somewhat broken her silence about former Sex and the City costar Willie Garson’s death, telling fans and friends she’s "not ready" to really open up about it.
Earlier this week, Garson, who was known for playing best friend Stanford Blatch to Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw on the hit HBO series, died at the age of 57 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. He had been working with his former castmates on the new spin-off series, And Just Like That …
In the wake of his death, many of his co-stars from the show, as well as other friends in Hollywood, came out in droves on social media to share their appreciation for the late actor.
Notably missing from the conversation was Parker, who hadn’t posted anything about Garson on her own pages. Despite not sharing anything on her own pages, she did speak out in part in response to a post made by Chris Noth, who was best known as Mr. Big on Sex and the City.
Noth shared a snapshot of Garson and Parker on the series’ set on his Instagram, which Parker simply commented on by saying: "Thank you dearest Chris. I'm not ready yet. Xxx."
Other co-stars such as Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, and Mario Cantone shared emotional and sweet messages for the late actor.
On Twitter, Nixon called him “endlessly funny” and “a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional — always.”
Davis lauded him in an Instagram tribute, praising his "fearless commitment to single fatherhood” and added that "nothing gave him more joy and pride than his son Nathen."
Cantone, who played Garson’s frenemy-turned-love interest on the series, also wrote on Instagram that he “couldn't have had a more brilliant TV partner.”
“I'm devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness," Cantone wrote on Instagram Tuesday. "Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods sweet Willie. Rest … I love you."