Willie Garson’s son Nathen pays tribute to late Sex and the City star to mark adoption day … as actor had considered being a parent ‘his most important accomplishment’
- Adopted son of late TV star promoted nonprofit charity in late father’s honor
- Willie Garson died in September 2021 of pancreatic cancer at age 57
- He was best known for playing Stanford Blatch on HBO staple
Nathen Garson, the adopted son of late Sex and the City actor Willie Garson, took to social media on Wednesday to pay tribute to his late father to mark adoption day.
Nathen, 21, shared a shot of himself alongside his late father, who died in September 2021 of pancreatic cancer, as they sat next to one another in court amid his 2010 adoption proceedings.
Nathen linked to a charity fund in his father’s name that was instituted by Discovery Inc. and You Gotta Believe! in the wake of the actor’s passing at the age of 57.
Details: Nathen Garson, the adopted son of late Sex and the City actor Willie Garson, took to social media on Wednesday to pay tribute to his late father to mark adoption day. The father and son were snapped in LA in 2019. Willie died in September 2021 of pancreatic cancer
‘Go Check Out The Willie Garson Fund!’ Nathen captioned the shot. ‘Check Out The Link In My Bio About What He Thinks About Adoption And Donate! All Money Goes To A Non-Profit Toward Helping A Child Get Adopted!’
Willie, who played Stanford Blatch on the HBO stalwart, had previously shared the image in 2019 to mark the ninth anniversary of the adoption.
He captioned the shot: ‘January 27, 2010. Adoption Day. Happy Anniversary, my son. We’ll celebrate when Dad comes home from work. You’re buying.’
On its Pledge page, the organization You Gotta Believe! explains the mission statement of The Willie Garson Fund.
Nathen, 21, shared a shot of himself alongside his late father as they sat next to one another in court amid his 2010 adoption proceedings.
The organization You Gotta Believe! said that ‘when asked what he considers his most important accomplishment, actor Willie Garson always responded, “being a father”‘
‘When asked what he considers his most important accomplishment, actor Willie Garson always responded, “being a father,”‘ the organization said. ‘As a parent to his son Nathen, who experienced foster care, Willie shared a vision that everyone deserves the unconditional love and devotion of a family.
‘To honor his legacy, Discovery Inc. established the The Willie Garson Fund at You Gotta Believe! to support their work of connecting every child in foster care to a loving family that commits to being there for life. ‘
The organization said the ‘fund will directly support the Nobody Ages Out initiative, providing the services and resources needed to ensure the profound journey to becoming a family is a success.’
Garson, who also appeared on shows such as White Collar and Hawaii Five-0, was snapped at an Oscars event in 2020
The fund is earmarked to link kids in foster care to adoptive families prior to the age of 21.
This past September, Nathen took to Instagram to the lessons he learned from his late father, who also appeared on shows such as White Collar and Hawaii Five-0.
‘He wasn’t just my father, he was my best friend and a mentor before I even knew what that was,’ Nathen said. ‘He inspired me when I was younger to be better than I ever thought I could and because of that I try to always do better.
‘He taught me to care about others and showed me how to love when all I had ever know was to fight for myself and care only about myself. He was always making people smile and laugh even when he was upset or furious and watching him do that as I grew up made me want to do that…’