Actor James Michael Tyler, who used to play the character of Gunther within the widespread 90s sitcom FRIENDS, handed away on Sunday after battling prostate most cancers. He was 59. According to stories in information retailers, Tyler died at his Los Angeles house. The actor revealed his analysis of stage IV prostate most cancers in June this yr. “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Friend”), from the hit series ‘Friends,’ however Michael’s family members knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband,” according to Tyler’s family member as quoted by news outlet TMZ.
Earlier this year, the actor was unable to be a part of the Friends Reunion episode due to his diagnosis. Later, he appeared on the special via a Zoom call.
“It was bittersweet, truthfully. I used to be very blissful to be included. It was my resolution to not be part of that bodily and make an look on Zoom, mainly, as a result of I didn’t wanna deliver a downer on it, you realize? I didn’t wish to be like, ‘Oh, and by the way, Gunther has cancer,'” he said of the reunion.
Tyler was first diagnosed in 2018 and by the time he announced it, it had already reached the fourth stage.
Friends producer Kevin Bright took to Twitter to remember the late actor. He wrote, “James Michael Tyler Our Gunther passed away last night. He was an incredible person who spent his final days helping others. God bless you James, Gunther lives forever.”
James Michael Tyler Our Gunther passed away last night. He was an incredible person who spent his final days helping others. God bless you James, Gunther lives forever.— Kevin Bright (@kbrightELA) October 24, 2021- Advertisement-
Despite not being one of the six friends in the show, Tyler’s character of Gunther, who was obsessive about Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel, acquired as a lot appreciation, fame and acknowledgement as the opposite six characters in Friends. The actress, too, provided condolences. Her Instagram put up learn, “Friends wouldn’t have been the identical with out you. Thank you for the laughter you dropped at the present and to all of our lives. You will likely be so missed #JamesMichaelTyler 💔”
Apart from Friends, he appeared in an episode of the series Episodes and the 1999 movie Motel Blue.
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