Friends mourns the death of one of his familiar faces. The actor James Michael Tyler, known for playing Gunther in fiction, has died at the age of 59 as a result of a grade 4 prostate cancer that he suffered. The news has been advanced by TMZ, portal specialized in international celebrities, after the confirmation of its representative.
Tyler was known worldwide for having stepped into the shoes of the owner of the Central Perk, the place where all friends met. In addition, one of his best-known plots was trying to conquer Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), a difficult and arduous task that he never succeeded.
The actor leaves a notable void: «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,” said a family spokesperson. “Michael loved live music, cheered on his Clemson Tigers, and was often involved in fun, unplanned adventures. If you knew him once, you would make a friend for life, ”he continued.
Gunther reported his illness at the beginning of the year to everyone’s surprise since shortly before he had participated in a special meeting with the rest of his colleagues. However, he had already been ill since it was in 2018 when he was first diagnosed with cancer, so he spent more than three years hiding it. He confessed that he did not want to go public before so as not to sadden anyone.
His colleagues in fiction mourn his loss and some dedicate emotional words to him on social networks. One of the first to do so was Jennifer Aniston: «Friends it wouldn’t have been the same without you. Thank you for the laughter you brought to the show and to all of our lives. We will miss you very much #JamesMichaelTyler 💔 ». The actress has used a scene from the series in which Gunther confesses that he was in love with her.
Another of the protagonists who wanted to regret his departure was Courteney Cox, known for her role as Monica, who has published a photo of the ill-fated actor accompanied by the following message: «The immense gratitude (…) that you showed every day on the set of filming is the same size as the one we have for having met you. Rest in peace”. Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc have added to the eternal memory of their partner: “James Michael Tyler, we will miss you. Thank you for being there for all of us, ”she wrote; We had a lot of laughs, buddy. Miss you. DEP, my friend », he has posted.
In addition to his role in Friends, where he participated in 150 of the 236 episodes, Michael also appeared in Sabrina, witch stuff, Scrubs, O Just Shoot Me! (¡Dame un suspiro!), among others.
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