Garson was slated to appear in the upcoming Sex and the City spinoff, And Just Like That, and was spotted filming with Sarah Jessica Parker in New York in July. He was later seen on set with Mario Cantone in August.
After the actor’s death, Mario wrote that he “couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner,” writing, “I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods. Rest my sweet friend. I love you.”
Garson was also known for playing Mozzie on White Collar and Gerard Hirsch on Hawaii Five-0, and additionally landed roles on Supergirl, Whole Day Down and John from Cincinnati.
He has explained that he wanted to do right by the LGBTQ+ community while portraying Stanford, who is openly gay, on SATC. As he told Huffington Post in 2016, “I didn’t want to offend the community at all, and that was a really big concern of mine… But, the gay community really rose up, and said ‘we know people like this, this is real.’ And so that made me feel great.”
He added, “It was also very important to the show, to show someone having fun being gay, being proud, open and comfortable with who they are.”
His final tweet, dated Sept. 4, offered a message of kindness to his fans. It read, “BE KIND TO EACH OTHER……ALWAYS. LOVE TO ALL. APRROACH KINDNESS.”