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Sarah Jessica Parker breaks silence over death of friend and SATC co-star Willie Garson

‘It’s been unbearable’: Sarah Jessica Parker breaks her silence over death of friend and SATC co-star Willie Garson who died at 57 of pancreatic cancer

  • Willie Garson died Tuesday at age 57 after battling pancreatic cancer 
  • Sarah Jessica Parker mourned the actor Friday saying it had been ‘unbearable’ 
  • ‘Sometimes silence is a statement,’ she wrote alongside a vintage snap
  • The SATC co-stars had been close friends for over the 30 years 
  • Both known for playing best friends Carrie Bradshaw and Stanford Blatch 


Sarah Jessica Parker has broken her silence following the death of her friend and Sex and the City co-star Willie Garson.

Garson passed away at the age of 57 on Tuesday following a battle with pancreatic cancer, prompting a flood of tributes from friends and colleagues.

However, close friend Parker, 56, had waited to give her response until Friday, saying that it had been ‘unbearable’ for her in a moving Instagram post, while sharing a series of vintage snaps of the two actors together.

‘It’s been unbearable,’ Parker’s emotional post began, adding: ‘Sometimes silence is a statement.’

‘It’s been unbearable’: Sarah Jessica Parker breaks her silence over death of friend and SATC co-star Willie Garson who died at 57 of pancreatic cancer (pictured together above) 

Long before working together playing best friends Carrie Bradshaw and Stanford Blatch respectively, the pair had been real-life friends for over thirty years.

She continued: ‘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.’

The lengthy post 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.’

Touching tribute: SJP mourned the loss of her friend of over 30 years, Willie Garson, in a moving Instagram post on Friday

Touching tribute: SJP mourned the loss of her friend of over 30 years, Willie Garson, in a moving Instagram post on Friday 

Longtime friends: Prior to Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker and Willie Garson were already firm friends

Longtime friends: Prior to Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker and Willie Garson were already firm friends 

Intimate: The SATC star shared never-before-seen pictures of herself and the late actor, as they appeared to be on holiday together

Intimate: The SATC star shared never-before-seen pictures of herself and the late actor, as they appeared to be on holiday together 

Snapshots of a life: Another throwback image shows both SJP and Garson wearing shades while swimming together

Snapshots of a life: Another throwback image shows both SJP and Garson wearing shades while swimming together 

‘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.

‘These were his last words to me. “Great bangles all around.” Yes. Godspeed Willie Garson. RIP. X, SJ​.’

Shocking: The pair were only pictured together just this summer on July 24 in New York City, where they were filming SATC spin-off  And Just Like That...

Shocking: The pair were only pictured together just this summer on July 24 in New York City, where they were filming SATC spin-off  And Just Like That… 

The tragic news came as a huge shock to fans of the beloved HBO series, that is just about to get a spin-off version titled And Just Like That. 

Garson was seen reprising his role as Stanford, alongside Parker as Carrie, while filming in New York City just this summer – with the pair being pictured on July 24.

One touching photo of the pair between takes, shows Garson planting a kiss on Parker’s cheek. 

Alluding to knowing about his illness, Parker said in her statement that she would ‘re-read’ every text she received from his ‘final days’ and plans to write out their final calls shared together. 

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