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James Michael Tyler Has Passed Away Aged 59

James Michael Tyler who brought Gunther, the Rachel-obsessed manager of Central Perk on Friends to life, has sadly passed away at the age of 59.

The actor had stage IV prostate cancer.


In a message shared with TMZ, his family says:

“The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh ‘Friend’), from the hit series Friends, but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband. 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 late actor also appeared in episodes of Scrubs,  Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Just Shoot Me! 

(Feature Image Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage for Getty)

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