“I needed him to know how I felt.”
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Burton, who starred alongside Garson in the 2009 movie White Collar, showed off a tattoo that she got in honor of him on Instagram.
In cursive letters, her tattoo read, “calm down,” and that’s one of Garson’s most popular phrases.
She also shared a few pictures of the late actor who died earlier this week at the age of 57.
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The caption read, “Willie was a romantic friend. Deeply thoughtful. Intentional with his effort and attention and devotion.”
“Social media is ablaze right now with evidence of that … each person in his life felt special. Spoiled, even. Willie most definitely spoiled me.”
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Burton also noted that her phone “hasn’t stopped” ringing with news of his death. “Friends. Coworkers. Total strangers. The world knows that @willie.garson has been a pivotal player in my life,” she said.
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Garson will deeply be missed.
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