Willie Garson’s heartbroken son Nathen Garson has paid an emotional tribute to his father on the one-year anniversary of the beloved actor’s death.
The “Sex and the City” star, who died of pancreatic cancer in September 2021, adopted Nathen from the foster care system in 2009 when Nathen was 7 years old. The pair seemed extremely close.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Nathen admitted that among the many things he missed about his father were the infamous “dad jokes.”
“Wow. I can’t believe it’s already been a year since this handsome bald man I’m proud to call dad passed away,” Nathen wrote alongside a series of photos of the father-son duo.
“Besides his head, I think I miss his laugh and smile the most. Because I knew that whenever he laughed he wasn’t the only one laughing.”
Calling his father his “best friend”, Nathen proudly recalled how his famous father would put others before himself.
“He wasn’t just my father, he was my best friend and a mentor before I knew what that was,” he wrote “He inspired me when I was younger to be better than I ever thought I could be and for this reason we would always try to do better.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for him. I wouldn’t be who I am if it wasn’t for him. He taught me to care about others and showed me how to love when all I knew was to fight for myself and only care about myself.”
Nathen urged others to follow in his late father’s footsteps and “live life to the fullest”.
“Life comes and goes way too fast, so cherish everyone and say hello to a stranger every now and then, because you never know when you might meet your next best friend. This is how my father met me,” she concluded her tearful post.
The late “And Just Like That…” star previously gushed about his love for his son in an interview with Page Six a year before his death.
“He’s a grown man and he’s going to take care of me soon, which is why I got him to be honest,” Garson told us in October 2020. “He’s cute and a really special guy. He’s awesome and he’s in college in Ohio.”
Willie added: “I’ve always really wanted to have a baby. We’ve been in a long on and off relationship for about 20 years and she’s never wanted a baby, which is fine. And it was like my midlife crisis, I really wanted a baby more than anything and I got one. We are partners, me and my child.”
Before his death, Garson had returned to NYC to reprise his role as Stanford Blatch in “And Just Like That…”, the “SATC” revival.
Source : pagesix.com