James Michael Tyler was most well-known for his performance as Gunther, “the seventh ‘Friend.'' The actor was a series mainstay, first appearing in the second episode of “Friends” and returning as a guest star across the remainder of its 10-year run
James Michael Tyler, an actor beloved for his portrayal of Gunther on “Friends,” died of prostate cancer on Sunday morning, his manager confirmed to Variety. He was 59. Tyler died peace…
Tyler was most well-known for his performance as Gunther, a worker at the Central Perk cafe who reserves an unrequited love for Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel, on the wildly popular NBC sitcom “Friends.” Dubbed by many as “the seventh ‘Friend,'” the actor was a series mainstay, first appearing as a background character in the second episode of “Friends” and returning as a guest star across the remainder of its 10-year run. He is the most frequently recurring guest star across the series. Tyler also made an appearance via a video conference on the HBO Max special “Friends: The Reunion” earlier this year.
“I wanted to be a part of that, and initially I was going to be on the stage, at least, with them, and be able to take part in all the festivities,” Tyler said about the reunion. “It was bittersweet, honestly. I was very happy to be included. It was my decision not to be a part of that physically and make an appearance on Zoom, basically, because I didn’t wanna bring a downer on it, you know? I didn’t want to be like, ‘Oh, and by the way, Gunther has cancer.’”
Beyond “Friends,” Tyler’s acting credits stretch back to 1992, including series like “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Scrubs” and “Modern Music.” While undergoing treatment, he continued to perform, starring in two short films — “The Gesture and the Word” and “Processing” — which earned him best actor awards at several domestic and international film festivals. headtopics.com
This year, Tyler’s spoken word performance of Stephan Kalinich’s poem “If You Knew” wasto help raise awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.Tyler is survived by his wife, Jennifer Carno. Read more: Variety »
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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.
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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
Gunther, we love you What he achieved on Friends was incredible, from a non speaking role still working as a barista, to a regular who stole our hearts. 💔 Sad news! 😢 May his memory be a blessing to all who held him dear and may his soul rest in peace. RIPJames RIPGunther 😢 Extremely sad 😞 Preciosa_Liz RIP
4livingndreamin 😢🥀 RIP jacklasalle1 😢 This breaks my heart. James Michael Tyler was incredibly talented and never, ever failed to make me laugh as Gunther. This is such a shame. My heart goes out to his loved ones. He will be greatly missed.
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
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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! 🙏
Friends' James Michael Tyler Dead at 59 Following Stage 4 Prostate Cancer DiagnosisR.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. Rip 😢 R.I.P. Gunther. ReneePaquette
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