WILLIE Garson was filming for his final Sex And The City scenes just weeks before his death – as he was spotted on the New York set.
The actor, who passed away at the age of 57 on Tuesday following a short battle with illness, had been acting alongside his HBO co-stars in August.
Willie played played Stanford Blatch – the best friend of protagonist Carrie Bradshaw, depicted by Sarah Jessica Parker, in the iconic series.
The star is due to appear in a spin-off series, And Just Like That, which he was seen filming alongside Sarah Jessica, 56, just last month.
Willie was hard at work on the revival, and had been photographed alongside his on-screen husband Mario Cantone filming in NYC.
The star had been dressed to the nines in a three-piece suit and dark tortoiseshell sunglasses for the scene on August 2.
The Hawaii Five-O star could be seen being followed around by cameras and crew for the scene with Mario, 61, and Sarah Jessica.
On the following day, the star was seen collecting his breakfast from a nearby cafe – sipping on his morning coffee before filming began.
Willie had been on set for weeks – as he was pictured on July 24 wearing a bright blue suit as he and his co-stars were filmed at the Lyceum Theatre.
He placed a gentle kiss on the cheek of Carrie Bradshaw actress Sarah Jessica, who looked equally glamorous in a midi skirt and cream suit jacket.
Bosch actor Titus Welliver broke the news of Willie’s passing with a post on Tuesday along with a photo of the beloved actor.
“There are no words. I love you dear brother. We are fewer,” Titus wrote to his following, as Willie’s adopted son Nathen, 20, spoke out in another touching tribute.
“I love you so much papa. 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,” he penned.
Co-star Mario also publicly mourned his friend, writing: “I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner.
“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.”
According to unconfirmed TMZ sources, Willie had been battling pancreatic cancer before a short battle with illness caused his untimely death.
Willie played the gay BFF to Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw and appeared in 27 episodes in total throughout the six seasons of the show, running from 1998 to 2004.
It was recently revealed that Boogie Nights star Nicole Ari Parker will step into Samantha’s Jimmy Choos on the set of the new Sex and the City reboot.
Ari Parker will play Lisa Todd Wexley, a “Park Avenue mother of three”.
Parker and costars Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York) reprise their roles for the reboot called And Just Like That.
Her love interest on the show Mr Big, played by Chris Noth, will also be returning.
A leaked script recently revealed whether Carrie Bradshaw & Mr. Big are still married or divorced 13 years after their wedding.
The longtime TV couple’s fate is declared in the upcoming HBO Max series… over a decade since viewers watched them finally tie the knot in the first Sex and the City film.
Page Six revealed the juicy details from the show’s leaked script, in which Carrie and Mr. Big have split and are “in the midst of a bitter divorce.”
Fans of the show rooted for the fictional couple through their many ups and downs in the series’ six year run.
Carrie and the entrepreneur eventually said “I do” at a court house after Mr. Big stood his bride up on the day of their over-the-top New York City Public Library wedding, as told in the movie.
In the reboot, however, Carrie is now in her 50s, a podcast host, and appears to be at odds with her husband over their finances.
The marriage appeared to be rocky on screen in the Sex and the City 2 movie where Carrie had a brief connection with her ex-fiancé Aidan Shaw, played by John Corbett, who she ran into while on a girls trip in Abu Dhabi.
The pair reconciled after Mr. Big gifted her a massive black diamond ring.
Taping for the 10-episode limited series began in June in New York City, including the original main cast, except Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha Jones.
There is currently no release date for the revival.