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CM – James Michael Tyler of friends who played Gunther, dead at the age of 59

James Michael Tyler, best known for his recurring role as Central Perk manager Gunther at Friends, died Sunday morning after a year-long battle with Stage 4 prostate cancer

James Michael Tyler, best known for his recurring role as Central Perk manager Gunther on Friends, died Sunday morning after a year-long battle with stage 4 prostate cancer, the actor’s spokesperson confirmed to TVLine. He was 59 years old.

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« The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh » boyfriend « ), but loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer education advocate and loving husband, » his family and longtime manager wrote in a statement. “Michael loved live music, cheered his Clemson Tigers on, and often found himself on funny and unplanned adventures. Once you’ve met him, you’ve made a friend for life. « 

 » James was a really kind, sweet man. When he started working as an extra at Friends, we noticed his unique spirit and we knew we had to make him a character. He made Gunther’s unrequited love incredibly relatable. Our hearts go out to his wife Jennifer Carno. « 

Jennifer Aniston honored Tyler on Sunday night on Instagram and wrote: » Friends would not have been the same without you. Thank you so much for the laughs that got you on the show and all of our lives. You are missed very much. « 

Warner Bros. Television, meanwhile, described Tyler as » a beloved actor and an integral part of our Friends family. Our thoughts go with his family, friends, colleagues and fans. « 

Tyler revealed his cancer diagnosis on June 21 in an interview with Today’s Craig Melvin (see below). « In September 2018, I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer that had spread to my bones, » he said at the time. The cancer was on a routine check-up discovered when he was 56 years old.

He had been treated with hormone therapy but got worse at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Today, his cancer had mutated, causing fractures and tumors along his spine. He was paralyzed from the waist down, so he decided to perform virtually on HBO Max during the May’s Friends reunion.

« I didn’t want it to be like that means: ‘Oh, Gunther has cancer’, do you understand what I mean? ”he said Melvin. When asked if any of his former co-stars knew of his prediction, Tyler replied, « Yes … David Schwimmer corresponded with me on Instagram, the producers are all aware [and have been] aware for a long time. »

All in all, Tyler appeared in 148 episodes of Friends. Gunther longed for former Central Perk waitress Rachel Greene and finally admitted his feelings for her in the 2004 NBC sitcom finale.

After the run of Friends, Gunther met Matt LeBlanc in Showtime’s Hollywood satire episodes together again. Other TV credits included episodes of Just Shoot Me !, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Scrubs recent cast reunion as he was struggling with a serious health problem. Now he’s sharing his news with @craigmelvin for the first time. pic.twitter.com/272tg4Sbvc

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