“It was unbearable”: Sarah Jessica Parker breaks her silence on the death of her friend and SATC co-star Willie Garson, who died at 57 from pancreatic cancer
- Willie Garson died Tuesday aged 57 after battling pancreatic cancer
- Sarah Jessica Parker mourned the actor on Friday saying it was “unbearable”
- “Sometimes silence is a statement,” she wrote alongside a vintage snapshot
- The SATC co-stars had been close friends for over 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 died on Tuesday at the age of 57 following a battle with pancreatic cancer, prompting a flood of tributes from friends and colleagues.
However, her close friend Parker, 56, had waited until Friday to give her response, saying it had been “unbearable” for her in a touching Instagram post, while also sharing a series of vintage snaps of the two actors together.
“It has been unbearable,” began Parker’s emotional message, adding, “Sometimes silence is a statement.”
“It was unbearable”: Sarah Jessica Parker breaks her silence on the death of her friend and SATC co-star Willie Garson, who died at 57 from pancreatic cancer (pictured above)
Long before working together playing best friends Carrie Bradshaw and Stanford Blatch, respectively, the couple had been true friends for over thirty years.
She continued: ‘Gravity. Anguish. The extent of the loss of a friendship of more than 30 years. ‘
‘A true friendship that allowed secrets, adventure, a shared professional family, the truth, concerts, road trips, meals, late night phone calls, mutual devotion to parenthood and all the accompanying sorrows and joy, triumphs, disappointments, fear, rage and years on set (especially Carrie’s apartment) and laughing late into the night as Stanford and Carrie and Willie and SJ.
The long message continued: ‘Willie. I will miss you all. And replay our last moments together. I will reread all the texts of your last days and put our last appeals to writing.
Touching tribute: SJP mourned the loss of his 30-year-old friend Willie Garson in a moving Instagram post on Friday
Long-time friends: Before Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker and Willie Garson were already good friends
Intimate: The SATC star shared never-before-seen photos of herself and the late actor, as they appeared to be on vacation together
Snapshots of a lifetime: Another throwback image shows both SJP and Garson wearing sunglasses while swimming together
“Your absence is a crater that I will fill with the blessing of those memories and of all who are still in the nooks and crannies to surface.
“My love, my deepest condolences and my deepest condolences to you, dear Nathen. You were and are the light in Willie’s life and his greatest achievement has been to be your daddy.
“These were his last words to me. “Great bracelets all around.” Yes. Godspeed Willie Garson. TEAR. X, SJ. ‘
Shocking: The couple were only pictured together this summer on July 24 in New York City, where they were filming the SATC spin-off And Just Like That…
The tragic news came as a huge shock to fans of the beloved HBO series, which is set to get a spin-off titled And Just Like That.
Garson was seen reprising his role at Stanford, alongside Parker as Carrie, while filming in New York this summer – with the couple pictured on July 24.
A touching photo of the pair between takes, shows Garson planting a kiss on Parker’s cheek.
Hinting at knowing about her illness, Parker said in her statement that she will “re-read” every text she received from her “last days” and plan to write their final shared calls together.