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'Friends' actor James Michael Tyler dies at 59

James Michael Tyler became the most prominent guest star on Friends over the course of the show's multi-year run. On social media, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, and Courteney Cox offered their tribute to the late actor.

Friends actor James Michael Tyler dies at 59
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James Michael Tyler, the actor best recognised for his role as Gunther on Friends, has passed away. He was 59 years old at the time.

Tyler died of prostate cancer at home in Los Angeles on Sunday, according to his manager, Toni Benson. Tyler was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer for the first time in 2018.

"The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh 'Friend'), from the hit series Friends, but Michael's loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband," Benson mentioned in a tribute. "Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures."

joey on the sitcom, Matt LeBlanc, paid tribute to Tyler by posting photographs from the Friends set to his Instagram account.

Jennifer Aniston, who portrayed Rachel in Friends, also paid tribute to Tyler on Instagram. Her released a scene from the episode in which she and Tyler appear.

Courteney Cox mentioned, "The size of gratitude you brought into the room and showed every day on set is the size of the gratitude I hold for having known you. Rest In peace James."

Lisa Kudrow, Phoebe in Friends, said, "James Michael Tyler, we will miss you. Thank you for being there for us all. #jamesmichealtyler."



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