James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther in Friends, Died at The Age of 59

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James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler, the actor who played Gunther, the managing partner of the Midtown Perk coffee shop on “Friends,” died from cancer on Sunday, according to his management. He had been 59 years old for some time.

Tyler became a champion for those with prostate cancer after being diagnosed with an extreme system; in September 2018, according to his manager, Toni Benson. “The enormity of the appreciation you carried into the space and displayed every day on work is the size of the appreciation I hold for having met you,” wrote Monica’s co-star Courteney Cox.

“Buddy, we had a great time. You will be remembered fondly “Matt Le Blanc, who represented Joey, echoed her sentiments. “Thank you for doing that for us all,” said Phoebe’s actress Lisa Kudrow.

Who Played Gunther in Friends

Tyler portrayed Gunther on “Friends,” a character; who makes the gang coffee every day while harboring an unrequited crush on Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel. He has appeared in “Sabrina the Teen Goth” as well as other television episodes and movies.

Although In May 2021, the star attended via video connection in the widely anticipated “Friends” reunion. He declined to attend this event as he “didn’t want to put a damper on everything. But he informed NBC’s Craig Melvin in June that he had welcomed the opportunity to “keep his presence light-hearted; and reconnect with the crew and cast, who were encouraging of his illness.

Moreover Tyler appeared in the motion pictures “The Gesture and the Word” & “Processing” after receiving therapy, according to Benson. Finally Jennifer Carno, whose Benson referred to as “the passion of the lives; ever joined in happy times, in illness, and for forever,” survives him.

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