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Jennifer Aniston's heartbreaking tribute to Friends' James Michael Tyler following death

Jennifer Aniston's heartbreaking tribute to Friends' James Michael Tyler following death

10/25/2021 11:38:00 AM

Jennifer Aniston's heartbreaking tribute to Friends' James Michael Tyler following death

Jame Michael Tyler's character in Friends was in love with Jennifer Aniston's Rachel, and he finally admitted it in the last season

MORE: Where are the kids from Friends now? You won't believe how much they've grown!The star, 59, who played Gunther on the NBC sitcom, passed away on Sunday after battling stage 4 prostate cancer for the past three years.Loading the player... var track=function (evt_name) { dataLayer.push({ 'event': evt_name, 'eventValue': { 'category': 'videos', 'action': evt_name, 'label': 'HELLO - AU3ysvYX', 'videoUrl': '', 'videoTitle': 'Friends star James Michael Tyler reveals cancer diagnosis' } }); }; var playerInstance=playerInstance || []; playerInstance['AU3ysvYX']=jwplayer('MC45NjUwOTEwMCAxNjM1MTM5NjQ0MTY2MTI='); playerInstance['AU3ysvYX'].setup({ sources: [ {file: '', label: '480'}, {file: '', label: '720 HD', default: 'true'}, {file: '', label: '1080 HD'}], primary: 'html5', image:'', related: { file: '', onclick: 'play' }, autostart: false, sharing: {} }); //TODO: convert static variables to dynamic (maxRetries and interval) function getDataPermutive() { return new Promise((resolve, reject)=> { let maxRetries=2; let countRetry=0; let checkingInterval=setInterval( function() { if (countRetry { // Resolve accepts a playlist item, this can be modified // The playlist item that is scheduled to load is // passed in as 'item' // Reject can be used to cancel a scheduled item from being loaded return new Promise((resolve, reject)=> { try { return getDataPermutive().then(_pdfps=> { let playerConfig=playerInstance['AU3ysvYX'].getConfig(); const sections=playerConfig.advertising.schedule; const updatedSections=new Array(); sections.forEach(function callback(section, index) { let offSet=section.offset; let tagUrl=section.tag; let playerSegsPerm=encodeURIComponent('&permutive=' + encodeURIComponent(JSON.parse(_pdfps || '[]').slice(0, 250).join(','))); tagUrl=tagUrl.replace(/(cust_params[^&]+)/, '$1' + playerSegsPerm); updatedSections[index]={tag: tagUrl, offset: offSet}; }); const updatedPlaylistItem=Object.assign({}, item, {adschedule: updatedSections}); console.log("Permutive added to Pre-roll !!!"); resolve(updatedPlaylistItem); }).catch(()=> { //resolve without modifying the item console.warn("Permutive no data!!!"); resolve(); }); } catch(error) { console.warn(error); resolve(); } }); }); jwplayer().onPlay(function () { track('play'); }); jwplayer().onPause(function () { track('pause'); }); jwplayer().onComplete(function () { track('complete'); }); jwplayer().onSeek(function () { track('seek'); }); WATCH: Friends star James Michael Tyler reveals cancer diagnosis

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In Friends, James' character is in love with Jennifer's Rachel but only gets the courage to confess in the series finale, when he finds out that she is going to Paris.READ: Friends cast’s epic real-life homes: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and more

RELATED: Courteney Cox has the sweetest nickname for BFF Jennifer AnistonSharing that beautiful clip on Instagram, Jennifer wrote alongside it:"Friends would not have been the same without you. Thank you for the laughter you brought to the show and to all of our lives. You will be so missed #JamesMichaelTyler."

          View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Jennifer Aniston (@jenniferaniston) Jennifer Aniston shared a beautiful tribute on her Instagram

She accompanied the moving tribute with a broken heart emoji.In the video, Gunther tells Rachel:"I know you are leaving tonight, but I just have to tell you, I love you. I don't know if that changes your plans at all, but I thought you should know."

Rachel then tells him:"Gunther, I love you too. Probably not in the same way, but I do. And when I am in a café, having coffee, or I see a man with hair brighter than the sun, I will think of you."Fans and friends on the star loved the tribute, with many simply commenting broken heart emojis.

James appeared in over 50 episodes of Friends"You will always be the Rachel to his Gunther," one wrote, whilst another added:"May he rest in peace. Thank you for all the laughs and smiles James."James first revealed his diagnosis in 2018 but earlier this year, following the Friends reunion which he missed, he announced that in the past year it had spread to his bones.

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Speaking on NBC's Today show, the 59-year-old shared:"My specific prognosis is stage 4. Late-stage cancer, so eventually, you know, it’s probably going to get me."The cancer was discovered in his prostate three years ago and he shared that at the time"life was pretty much normal". He visited the Today studio in 2019 and he said at the time he was"feeling fine."

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Jennifer Aniston remembers James Michael Tyler with heartbreaking postTyler, known best for playing Gunther on 'Friends,' died on Sunday at the age of 59. DO NOT TRUST BIG RX DUH! :(

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

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

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

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! 🙏

James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on 'Friends,' dies at 59BREAKING: James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on 'Friends,' has died aged 59, his manager says. So sad… So sad 😪 My mom just passed away from brain cancer last week. Y does anyone ( medical dr.s) not know what to do about cancer besides the ' treatment's ' ? I did not know mr. . Gunther. On friends. On t.v. 😐. 😢.