James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on ‘Friends,’ has died

“The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Good Friend”), from the hit series Friends, but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband,” Benson’s declaration checked out.

Tyler died at his Los Angeles house Sunday after a fight with prostate cancer, which was very first detected in 2018, according to Benson.

“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,” the declaration checked out.

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The star was best understood for playing Gunther, the supervisor of the Central Benefit coffee bar, and Rachel’s admirer on the renowned 90s television program for 10 seasons, however he remained in various other titles consisting of “Scrubs,” “Modern Music,” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”

“Friends” co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane informed CNN in a declaration that Tyler was a “genuinely kind, sweet man.”

“When he started as an extra on ‘Friends,’ his unique spirit caught our eye and we knew we had to make him a character,” the declaration checked out. “He made Gunther’s unrequited love incredibly relatable. Our heart goes out to his wife, Jennifer Carno.”

Tyler initially exposed he was fighting Phase 4 prostate cancer in June, when he spoke with the NBC’s Today Program and stated physicians found his cancer throughout a regular physical when he was 56.

The cancer had actually infected his bones, he stated, leaving him not able to stroll. He was dealt with with hormonal agent treatment.

Prostate cancer is among the most typical kinds of cancer and the second-biggest reason for cancer death for guys in the United States, according to the Mayo Center. While some kinds of prostate cancer grow gradually and might require very little and even no treatment, others are aggressive and can spread out rapidly.
“Warner Bros. Television mourns the loss of James Michael Tyler, a beloved actor and integral part of our FRIENDS family,” the “Friends” Twitter account tweeted. “Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues and fans.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.