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‘Friends’ star, James Michael Tyler is dead

‘Friends’ star, James Michael Tyler is dead

James Michael Tyler, the actor well-known for enjoying Central Perk worker Gunther on “Friends,” has died of prostate most cancers. 


Tyler’s supervisor Toni Benson mentioned he died “peacefully in his home” on Sunday October 24, on the age of 59. 


Tyler’s household mentioned in an announcement; 


“The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Friend”), from the hit sequence ‘Friends,’ however Michael’s family members knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband.

“Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures. If you met him once you made a friend for life.”



Tyler who performed Gunther for 10 seasons on the sitcom, introduced his most cancers battle in June after he was unable to attend the Friends reunion taping in-person earlier this yr; he appeared on the particular through Zoom.


“It was bittersweet, honestly,” Tyler mentioned of the reunion. “I used to be very blissful to be included. It was my determination to not be part of that bodily and make an look on Zoom, principally, as a result of I didn’t wanna carry a downer on it, you understand? I didn’t wish to be like, ‘Oh, and by the way, Gunther has cancer.’



He was first recognized with prostate most cancers in September 2018, and by the point of his announcement, it had already unfold to his bones. “It’s stage 4. Late stage cancer,” Tyler mentioned in June. “So eventually, you know, it’s gonna probably get me.”


In addition to his function on Friends, Tyler additionally appeared in episodes of Scrubs, Just Shoot Me! and as himself the Matt LeBlanc-starring Episodes, the place he was recruited by his former forged mate to seem in a promotional video.

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