Sarah Jessica Parker shares her 'devasting' loss in social media post

Sarah Jessica Parker's friends and fans left sweet messages on her Instagram post after she revealed that the co-founder of SJP had passed away

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Sarah Jessica Parker has taken to Instagram to reveal how 'devasted' she is–after the co-founder of her shoe company, SJP, passed away.

The actress added a picture of a bracelet and some flowers to her Instagram account, along with a sweet message to describe how she was feeling.

In a touching tribute, the Sex and the City actress, who will star in the new reboot of the show, wrote on Instagram, "George D.Malkemus lll. February 23rd, 1954-September 16th, 202. I cannot summon the words for a fitting tribute. He deserves prose I don’t yet have."

George Malkemus, who was a co-founder of Sarah's shoe company, lost his battle with cancer this week. In her post, she added how 'heartbroken' she was, but also how she couldn't quite find the right words for a 'fitting tribute'.

The star continued, "I have to gather my thoughts. Today I can only say I’m utterly heartbroken. RIP dearest partner, elegant gentleman George. Til we meet again, I will spend the rest of my days asking “what would GM3 do?” I’m going to miss you so “F’in’” much. Forever. X, Your SJ."

Malkemus helped to launch Manolo Blahnik, a designer shoe brand, in the US, of which Sarah's character in Sex and the City was known for wearing. Malkemus and the actress launched their shoe collection, SJP, together in 2014.

Fans and friends were supportive of Sarah's loss, with Cynita Nixon writing, "So sorry to hear this! How awful. And how sad."

Other fans called the shoe expert a 'gentleman' and left their condolences on her social media post.

Sarah also released a statement saying, “I am gutted at the loss of my friend and business partner. I intended to work alongside George for as long as women wear shoes."

“I feel profoundly honored by the years we spent in business, but more so the years we spent as friends. He was both inspired and inspiring. He was grace, exquisite taste, principled, and unabashedly in love with his work, his life in the shoe business, and all things beautiful."

"He brought passion and knowledge and delight to the office every day and we were all better for being in his company. My heart goes out to his beloved husband, Tony. The gentleman that was George Malkemus III will be deeply missed by all those he loved and all those who had the great privilege to call him friend and partner.”

Sarah Finley
Sarah Finley

Sarah is a freelance writer - writing across titles including Woman & Home, Fit & Well, Tech Radar and the BBC. Covering a variety of subjects, including the royals, celebrities and trends in beauty, fashion and wellness - her biggest passions are travel and fitness. She can normally be found trying out the latest fitness class or on a plane to an exotic destination (pandemic allowing) - or writing about either of them.