James Michael Tyler
At the age of 59, actor James Michael Tyler, best known for his role as Gunther in the TV series Friends, has passed away. The cause of his death was prostate cancer.
James Michael Tyler and Jennifer Aniston on Friends
James Michael Tyler, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer on Friends
The actor spoke about the fight against cancer only a few months ago. He said he was diagnosed with the disease three years ago. During the pandemic, the cancer mutated and progressed, which led to the paralysis of the lower half of the actor's body.
Due to his illness, James Michael did not take part in the filming of the Friends special this year. But he appeared in it via video link.
The memory of his friend and colleagues was honored by his partners on the set: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc.
Friends won't be the same without you
– Aniston wrote.
James Michael Tyler has starred in 150 episodes of the show. He also starred in the TV series Sabrina the Little Witch and The Clinic. The actor was fond of music.
Tyler was married. He had no children.
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