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Friends' James Michael Tyler Dead at 59 Following Stage 4 Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Friends actor James Michael Tyler has died after publicly opening up about his cancer battle in June

10/25/2021 1:05:00 AM

R.I.P. 💔 Friends alum James Michael Tyler, who played Central Perk barista Gunther, has died following a battle with stage 4 prostate cancer, PEOPLE confirms.

Friends actor James Michael Tyler has died after publicly opening up about his cancer battle in June

Up until his death, the actor advocated for greater awareness and education regarding prostate cancer, emphasizing onTodayif it's caught early. He said he hopes to "help save at least one life by coming out with this news" and encouraged people to get a PSA screening, which is a prostate-specific antigen test, to detect the disease early on.

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"I don't want people to have to go through what I've been going through," Tyler said. "This is not … an easy process."He later added: "It's made me, personally, just realize how important every moment is, every day. And fighting. Don't give up. Keep fighting. Keep yourself as light as possible. And have goals. Set goals."

Per his official obituary, Tyler is survived by the love of his life, wife Jennifer Carno, "ever united in good times, in sickness, and for eternity." Read more: People »

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💔 🥲 RIP Gunther. You will be missed forever. JenniferAni DavidSchwimmer LisaKudrow MatthewPerry CourteneyCox RIP sir. You are in the hearts and minds of the people who knew and held you dear. I’m so sorry. He put up a brave fight. Condolences to his friends, family & loved ones. I’m so sorry. I loved his character on Friends. He played the part very well. Thank you for the laughs.

Very sad 😥 God bless his family Rip RIP. We will miss you I'll miss you 😔 Rest easy James. You put up a good fight, now you get to rest. You will be missed.

James Michael Tyler, Central Perk's Gunther on 'Friends,' dies at 59 of prostate cancerJames Michael Tyler, who starred as Central Perk employee Gunther on ' Friends ,' has died at 59 of prostate cancer. He shared his diagnosis in June. I’m engaged in this, because this is how was how I saw post about Mrs cryptyFlora and decided to give it a try too and luckily it has been well with good results, so I highly recommend cryptyflora good Mr_JCE I’m sorry. James was young. That’s what killed my father after it spread to his kidneys. He was 77 and had it from 1965-1981.

RIP 🙏💔 Aaahh rest peacefully Sir..we enjoyed your art in comedy That's so sad horrible diease James Michael Tyler last moments/last words will make you want to Cry 😭😭 RIP My deepest condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace. Repose en paix gunther 💛 💔 Oh shame rest in peace our Gunther 😭💔💔💔💔💔💔

Rest in peace.

James Michael Tyler, Gunther the Central Perk Barista on ‘Friends,’ Dies at 59The actor died Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with prostate cancer. After going public with his diagnosis earlier this year, Tyler stated, “My goal this past year was to see my 59th birthday. I did that. My goal now is to at least save one life” 💔💔💔😭 he never got to be Rachel's husband RIP

😢 R.I.P. James Michael Tyler. 💔💔💔 RIP 🙏 🙏🏼 Rest in Peace. Rip 🙏🙏🙏 Oh no 😢 To the people who are saying “RIP Gunther” please stop. His name was James. He is not his character and calling him that is disrespectful.

James Michael Tyler Dies: ‘Friends’ Actor Who Portrayed Gunther Was 59James Michael Tyler, the actor who portrayed Gunther in Friends , died peacefully at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday after battling Stage 4 prostate cancer, Deadline has confirmed. He was 59. Tyle… Sad to hear. I felt Gunthers pain. FuckCancer rip 💔. Rest well in peace.. devastating news

💔 RIP. I like his character as the guy who had a crush on Rachel. RIP Gunther ❤️🙏 CenayangFilm Rest in love, Gunther 💐💐💐 RIP James, Gunther... You will be missed and I will remember your passing every time I watch a FRIENDS rerun (which is daily) 😥🙏💙😥🙏💙😥🙏💙 Rest In Peace Friend. May you no longer have pain. 💙

Aww sad🥺 RIP Gunther 😔💔 'And when I’m in a café, having coffee, or I see a man with hair brighter than the sun, I’ll think of you” Rachel Green So sad! R I P Michael! Way to young!!!

James Michael Tyler, actor who played Gunther on 'Friends,' dies at 59The actor 'passed away peacefully at home in Los Angeles on Sunday morning after losing his life to prostate cancer,' according to his family. Such sad news 😢😢 My thoughts and prayers are with his family 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Praying for this family! 🙏

CenayangFilm pak Ganjar ?!! 🥺🥺🥺🥺💔 r.i.p 🕊🙏🏾 Rip! My condolences to his family and friends 😢 So sad… James Michael Tyler Rest in peace James ❤️ We love you! NickelPickel32 CenayangFilm RIP Gunther 💔

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😔 CenayangFilm Rest in peace gunther💔 Such sad news today. 😢💔 Cancer sucks man. CenayangFilm wimyoui RIP 🤲 Rip Gunther 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 ZEROCancer F&$ you cancer. 😢 Rest In Peace R.I.P

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This breaks my heart 🥺 Rip So very sad, much too young! Gunther was wonderful on Friends - watch his top 10 moments! RIPJamesMichaelTyler Bless him, I loved Gunther. May he RIP. PhillyD SineaddeVries Awww… so sorry for his friends and family 💔💔💔🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Kind of story that shows the need for something other than a like button.

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So sad for all those w pancreatic cancer, for miracle healing, and those who have died. rest in peace. Rest In Peace Gunther.. 3 ;( RIP Gunther 🙏🏾 dwhitethewriter 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 💔💔💔💔 Guntheeeerrrr!!! 😭😭 Thank you, Gunther. Rest in Peace, Mr. James Michael Tyler.🙏🏻🙏🏻 😔 R.I.P. 😢💔

🙏🏽 Sad day 😢 Never grasp when people hit the like button when they get told someone has died RIP 😔 May he Rest In Peace Oh, Gunther 😔😔😔 RIP 🥲✝️ 😔😔 😔 RIP. You brought us many smiles.

Oh no!! Gunther 😢 RIP 💔💔💔 💔 guntherlivesforever Oh no. RIP. 😢 R. I. P. May he RIP ! T’s & P’s Gunther/JMT 🙏🏽📿😔 R.I.P. Gunther. ReneePaquette Oh no. RIP

Rip 😢