‘Friends’ actor James Michael Tyler has passed away
James Michael Tyler is best known for his role as waiter Gunther in the series Friends. Now the actor has passed away at the age of 59. He was diagnosed with cancer three years ago.
DrAmerican actor James Michael Tyler, who played bartender Gunter in the series “Friends”, has died of prostate cancer, according to US media reports. He died Sunday (local time) at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 59, his manager Tony Benson announced.
He read the Twitter account of the series, which was produced by Warner Bros. Television. “Our thoughts go with his family, friends, colleagues and fans.”
The main actors of the successful 90s series “Friends”, in which Tyler took part in about 150 episodes, remembered their deceased colleague on Instagram. Friends wouldn’t have been the same without you. Thanks for the laughs you brought to the show and to our lives. We will miss you so much,” Jennifer Aniston wrote. She also shared a short clip from the series finale, in which Tyler and Aniston appear together for the last time.
As co-stars Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow said goodbye to Tyler in public. “Thank you for being with us all,” Kudrow wrote based on the theme song for “I’ll Be There for You.”
In the sitcom Friends, about the lives of a group of young friends in New York, Tyler was the most featured actor after the six main cast. He also appeared in the series “Scrubs – The Beginners” and “Sabrina – Totally Verhext!”
Tyler announced he had cancer in June. In September 2018, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which had also spread to his bones, Tyler told NBC News at the time. “I’ve had to deal with this diagnosis for nearly three years. It’s now in its final stages. Maybe you’ll understand me at some point.”
Tyler was able to participate only briefly via video in a special program “Friends” in the spring. He said at the time that he didn’t spoil the mood, but he still wanted to be there.