Beloved actor James Michael Tyler died at the age of 59 due to his battle with cancer.
Best known as the “seventh friend,” Tyler was best known for his role of Gunther on the popular series “Friends.”
According to his family, the actor, “passed away peacefully at home in Los Angeles on Sunday morning after losing his life to prostate cancer.”
“Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures. If you met him once you made a friend for life,” said his family in a statement.
Tyler was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018 and became an advocate for those with a prostate to get a first PSA blood test as early as 40 years old.
Tyler appeared in nearly 150 episodes of ‘Friends‘ and was even seen via video call for the reunion, sharing memories of the sitcom.
His co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc took to Instagram to pay tribute to him.
“We had a lot of laughs buddy. You will be missed. RIP my friend,” read LeBlanc’s post.
Anniston’s post read, “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”
Tyler is survived by his wife Jennifer Carno.
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