For fans of the famous series “Friends”, the name of James Michael Tyler is extremely well known. Many fans called Tyler’s character, Gunther, “seventh friend”Due to its ubiquity in the series. He was frequently seen behind the counter at Central Perk and developing a passion for Jennifer Aniston’s character, Rachel Green. The character Gunther, played by Tyler, received a lot of memorable lines during the 10 years of “Friends”. Unfortunately, the news of his death saddened the fans, and Jennifer Aniston commented on the news with an extremely emotional message.
James Michael Tyler, “seventh friend”
For fans of the famous series “Friends”, the name of James Michael Tyler is extremely well known for the role of Gunther, the manager of the Central Perk cafe and Rachel’s admirer in the iconic 90’s series, “Friends”, for 10 seasons, but he played in many other titles.
The actor first revealed that he was fighting stage 4 prostate cancer in June 2021, when he spoke on NBC’s “Today Show”. He also said that doctors discovered his cancer during a routine examination when he was 56 years old.
The cancer spread to his bones, he said, leaving him unable to walk. He was treated with hormone therapy.
„Warner Bros. Television mourns the loss of James Michael Tyler, a beloved actor and an integral part of the FRIENDS family.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues and fans “, wrote the Twitter account” Friends “.
James Michael Tyler found his fame as Gunther in “Friends”, but also had a number of other TV roles. He has appeared 148 times in “Friends” over the course of ten years. Tyler also had roles in “Just Shoot Me!”, “Sabrina the teenage witch”, “Scrubs”. His last TV appearance was earlier this year for “HBO Friends”
Jennifer Aniston sends an emotional message
According to CNN, actor James Michael Tyler was found dead in his apartment. Famous actress Jennifer Aniston, his partner in the hit series “Friends” sent an emotional message on Twitter, after the announcement of the death of the famous comedy actor.
Jennifer Aniston was one of many people who turned to social media to remember her friendship with James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther in the hit series “Friends”.
The actress spoke about James in a post on Sunday night on Instagram in which she wrote:
“Friends would not have been the same without you. Thank you for the laughter you brought to the series and for our whole life. I will miss #JamesMichaelTyler so much, ”Jennifer Aniston wrote on Twitter.