Our beloved character “Gunther” from the most beloved and internationally famous comedy sitcom “FRIENDS” played by “James Michael Tyler” is dead.
Gunther is the manager of fictional café Central Perk, in the TV series Friends, died on Sunday, 24 Oct,2021 at the age of 59 after a lengthy illness.
How did Gunther die?
The actor died of Prostate cancer, he was diagnosed with Prostate cancer in September 2018 during a routine checkups, by that time he was already in advanced stage. Later the cancer spread through the bones,
The actor announced in June this year during an appearance on NBC’s Today program. that, during the pandemic, his cancer metastasized causing fractures in his bones and tumors in his spine.
Tony Bension announced the death of “Gunther”
“Tyler passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday morning. 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. If you met him once you made a friend for life.” – Tony Bension
Cast says their goodbyes …
Thank you for the laughter you brought to the show and to all of our lives. You will be so missed – “Jeniffer Aniston”
We had a lot of laughs buddy. You will be missed. RIP my friend. – “Matt LaBlanc”
The size of gratitude you brought into the room and showed every day on set is the size of the gratitude I hold for having known you. Rest In peace James. – “Courteney Cox”
James, thank you for playing such a wonderful, unforgettable role in Friends and for being such a big hearted gentleman and all around mensch off screen. You will be missed, buddy. – “David Schwimmer”
James Michael Tyler, we will miss you. Thank you for being there for us all. – “Lisa Kudrow”
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