James michael tyler – famous for playing Gunther in “Friends” – has passed away.
The actor’s rep told TMZ… JMT passed away peacefully Sunday morning at his LA home – this after battling stage 4 prostate cancer.
His family says… “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh” Friend “), from the hit series” Friends “, but those close to Michael knew him as an actor, musician, advocate for advocacy. cancer and loving husband. “
They add, “Michael loved live music, cheered on his Clemson Tigers, and often found himself on fun and unforeseen adventures. If you met him once, you made a lifelong friend.”
Jacques first revealed her cancer diagnosis earlier this year – which stunned fans, as he had just appeared on the reunion special and had made no mention of it. He then went on to explain why he hadn’t gone public at the time – saying he didn’t want to be depressing for this special moment.
He was first diagnosed with cancer in 2018, and kept it private for 3 years.
James has performed in several major shows during his career including “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, “Scrubs”, “Modern Music”, “Just Shoot Me!” and others … but his greatest fame is the long-running sitcom, where he played a worker at the Central Perk cafe.
It has starred in 150 episodes of “Friends” over its 10 year history … and is absolutely loved by fans. James is survived by his wife, Jennifer carno.
James Michael Tyler was 59 years old.