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'Friends' actor passes away at the age of 59!

Monday, October 25, 2021 • Tamil Comments

James Michael Tyler, an American actor well known for acting in the world-famous sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. He played the quirky manager Gunther of the 'Central Perk' coffee shop in the yesteryear show. The 59-year-old actor passed away on Sunday after battling prostate cancer. He has appeared in around 185 episodes out of the 10 seasons (236 eps) of the show.

James even appeared in the recent 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S Renunion Special' episode. Tyler was first diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018. In the show, Gunther was crazily in love with Jennifer Aniston's Rachel role. The actress shared an iconic scene from the sitcom featuring Rachel and Gunther that made the fans even more emotional.

Sharing the post, she wrote, “Friends would not have been the same without you. Thank you for the laughter you brought to the show and to all of our lives. You will be so missed #JamesMichaelTyler." Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay in the show wrote, “James Michael Tyler, we will miss you. Thank you for being there for us all. #jamesmichealtyler."

Matt LeBlanc who played Joey in the show shared a picture of both their characters interacting and wrote, “We had a lot of laughs buddy. You will be missed. RIP my friend." Courteney Cox, who essayed the role of Monica Geller wrote, “The size of gratitude you brought into the room and showed every day on set is the size of the gratitude I hold for having known you. Rest In peace James."

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