Friends actor James Michael Tyler dies aged 59 1 month ago

Friends actor James Michael Tyler dies aged 59

The actor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018.

Friends actor James Michael Tyler has died at the age of 59.

The actor was best known for playing Gunther in the popular American comedy.

Tyler died peacefully at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 24th.

His manager issued a statement following his passing: "If you met him once you made a friend for life. [He] is survived by his wife, Jennifer Carno, the love of his life."

 "Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures."

"Wanting to help as many people as possible, he bravely shared his story and became a campaigner for those with a prostate to get a blood test as early as 40-years-old," his manager added.

"The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh Friend)... but Michael's loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband."

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The actor was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018. It later spread to his bones.

Warner Bros paid tribute to the actor: "Warner Bros. Television mourns the loss of James Michael Tyler, a beloved actor and integral part of our FRIENDS family. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues, and fans."

Tyler appeared in the Friends Reunion earlier this year.

He said his time on the show was "very, very special".

"It was the most memorable 10 years of my life, honestly. I could not have imagined just a better experience," the actor added.