Actor James Michael Tyler, beloved as Gunther on 'Friends,' passes at 59 from cancer.
2024/03/31

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James Michael Tyler, best known for his role as Gunther in the popular TV show 'Friends,' has passed away at the age of 59 due to prostate cancer. The actor, who played the lovable barista at Central Perk for ten seasons, revealed in 2018 that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer three years earlier. Despite undergoing treatment, the cancer had spread to his bones and he was nearing the end of his life. Tyler's character, Gunther, was a fan favorite on 'Friends' and his portrayal of the coffee shop worker resonated with viewers around the world. His death has left many fans and co-stars mourning the loss of a talented actor and a beloved character. Tyler's passing serves as a reminder of the importance of early detection and awareness of prostate cancer, a disease that affects many men worldwide. His legacy as Gunther will live on in the hearts of fans of 'Friends' forever.

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