Willie Garson died of pancreatic cancer, his New York Times obituary confirmed on Thursday.
The late ‘Sex and the City’ star died Tuesday at the age of 57 at home in Los Angeles.
“Instead of flowers, the family requests all donations made in his name go to the Alliance for Children’s Rights,” the obituary reads, referring to an organization that facilitates adoptions — a cause important to Garson — in Los Angeles. County.
The ‘White Collar’ actor adopted his son, Nath, in 2009 and joked to Page Six that it was a ‘midlife crisis’ decision after wanting a child for years.
“I was in a long relationship, about 20 years, and she never wanted a child, and that’s fine,” he said. “And it was like my midlife crisis. I actually wanted a kid more than anything. And I have one and we are partners, my child and I.”
Following Garson’s passing, Nathen, 20, posted an emotional tribute to the “funniest” person he knew.
‘I love you so much daddy. Rest in peace and I am so glad you were able to share all your adventures with me and achieve so much. I’m so proud of you,” Nathen wrote. “I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own. You will always be with me. I love you more than you’ll ever know and I’m glad you can be at peace now. You were always the toughest, funniest and smartest person I know.
“I’m glad you shared that you” [sic] love with me. I will never forget or lose it ❤️😘.”
The ‘Sex and the City’ actor died at home in Los Angeles earlier this week.Getty Images
Most of Garson’s fellow “And Just Like That…” stars have honored the late actor, with the exception of Sarah Jessica Parker, who shared that she is “not ready” to mourn publicly for her close friend.
Another close friend of Garson, Hilarie Burton, revealed the “calm” tattoo she received in honor of the “Supergirl” actor.
“Before I went to see him, I wanted him to know how I felt. And @hudsonvalleytattooco was so kind and understanding and got me in the night before my flight,” she wrote.
“I wanted Willie to know that I carried that ‘peace’ with me forever.”