How Much Was Willie Garson Worth When He Died?

"Sex and the City" was not only known for its steamy and sometimes amusing intimacy scenes (usually thanks to Samantha) but also for its high fashion influence. While the main four characters of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha were usually the ones to show off their Manolos and Birkin bags, the men in the show had their own style and debonair. Stanford Blatch, who played talent manager and Carrie's best friend, was known for his flamboyant fashion and groovy glasses. He even wore a swish white suit during his wedding to Anthony Marantino in "Sex and the City 2." And similar to how his wardrobe would have cost a fortune, the actor himself also had plenty of money to spend on designer labels. 

Willie Garson tragically died on September 21 at age 57. While his family has not publicly revealed his cause of death, People reports Garson had been living with pancreatic cancer. His 19-year-old son Nathen Garson, whom he adopted in 2009, posted a few images to Instagram and wrote about how "proud" he is of his dad, sharing, "Rest in peace and I'm so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much. I'm so proud of you." Garson had accumulated over 170 credits since graduating from Yale University's prestigious arts and theater program, per However, it was his role as the sassy but sweet Stanford that the television veteran is best-loved and known for. With all Garson's success, the actor racked up a healthy net worth. Keep reading. 

Willie Garson died mid-way through production of the 'Sex and the City' reboot

Willie Garson may have "always wanted" to be a dad, but he never stopped his other love of acting. Michael Patrick King, the executive producer of "Sex and the City" and "And Just Like That..." revealed that Garson had been sick during production. "His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming And Just Like That. He was there – giving us his all – even while he was sick," he said in a statement, per The Guardian. Since news broke, tributes have poured in from his "Sex and the City" co-stars including TV husband Mario Cantone (Antony Marantino) who wrote he was "devastated." Meanwhile, Cynthia Nixon said: "We all loved him and adored working with him."

Garson has starred in "Sex and the City" ever since its inception in 1998, reprising his role throughout its six seasons, follow-up films, and the reboot. While he probably wouldn't have earned as much as friend and co-star Sarah Jessica Parker (who reportedly scored $3.5 million per episode) Garson's loyalty to the series and other prominent television and film roles would have given him a sizable salary. He notably starred in series such as "The X-Files," "Friends," and "White Collar" alongside Matt Bomer — of which he also directed a few episodes. Garson also made his mark on the big screen with "Freaky Friday," "There's Something About Mary" and "Groundhog Day." Keeping all that in mind, Celebrity Net Worth estimates Garson to have a net worth of $10 million.