James Michael Tyler dead: Friends star famed for playing Gunther dies aged 59

Asia's Tech News Daily

James Michael Tyler has died at the age of 59.

The star passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles following a battle with stage 4 prostate cancer, TMZ reports.

His family told the outlet: “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.”

James Michael Tyler dead: Friends star famed for playing Gunther dies aged 59
© Netflix James Michael Tyler – who played Gunther in Friends – has died

The actor was known for playing coffee shop worker Gunther in the hit series Friends alongside David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc, and Matthew Perry.

Gunther was one of the most loved minor characters in Friends and he often starred in scenes with the big names of the show as the barista at Central Perk coffee shop – where the gang would hang out.

James was only originally cast as an extra but ended up with a bigger role as he was the only one who knew how to use the coffee m achine.

He was first diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and kept it private for 3 years and the sitcom star underwent chemotherapy to try and beat his cancer.

In June, James spoke about his devastating health issues on NBC’s Today show.

James Michael Tyler dead: Friends star famed for playing Gunther dies aged 59
© NBCUniversal via Getty Images The actor died following a battle with stage 4 prostate cancer

He told TV host Craig Melvin: “‘I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to my bones.

“I’ve been dealing with that diagnosis for almost the past three years. It’s stage 4 (now). Late stage cancer. So eventually, you know, it’s gonna probably get me.”

The TV actor said that doctors were optimistic when he was first diagnosed but the cancer started “mutating” after he missed an appointment and test amid the pandemic.

He explained: ‘I missed going in for a test, which was not a good thing.

He continued: “The cancer decided to mutate at the time of the pandemic and so it’s progressed.”

James Michael Tyler dead: Friends star famed for playing Gunther dies aged 59
© NBC via Getty Images James worked alongside David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc, and Matthew Perry

Tyler emphasised that prostate cancer is “easily treatable” if it’s caught early.

“I don’t want people to have to go through what I’ve been going through,” he said. “This is not … an easy process.”

He later added: “It’s made me, personally, just realise how important every moment is, every day. And fighting. Don’t give up. Keep fighting. Keep yourself as light as possible. And have goals. Set goals.”

James announced on his Instagram account that he had “finished” his second round of chemotherapy.

In the photo, the star gave a thumbs-up as he received his latest treatment.

In the caption of his post, James wrote: “Thank you all so much for your outpouring of love and support. It means the world to me.

“Early detection can make all the difference.”

Despite working with the Friends stars for a decade, James previously said he lost touch with most of them after the show.

In fact, after the wrap party he didn’t speak to Jennifer Aniston for 15 years.

James Michael Tyler dead: Friends star famed for playing Gunther dies aged 59
© Ken McKay/ITV/REX The actor’s cancer spread to his bones

He told the Daily Star: “I haven’t seen Jennifer since the wrap party, honestly. It’s been 15 years since it ended.

“That was a time of our lives when we were lucky enough to be able to work together for 10 years and have that sort of chemistry.

“She lives in another city. I’m not going to go and hang outside her house and wait for her to come outside and say hello. That would be kind of weird.”

He added: “It’s nothing personal. Actors move on. It’s been a long time. I’m married and other people are married. Things change.”

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

1:0 gegen GC – Lugano liegt dank vierten Sieg in Serie noch zwei Punkte hinter Leader FCZ

© MICHAEL BUHOLZER/keystone-sda.ch Luganos Olivier Custiodio, 3. links, jubelt mit Team Kollegen nach seinem Tor beim Fussballspiel der Super League zwischen dem Grasshopper Club Zuerich und dem FC Lugano im ... Read more »

Juventus weiter im Tief: Atalanta bricht den Auswärtsfluch in Turin

© Bereitgestellt von Blick TURIN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 27: Joakim Maehle of Atalanta BC battles for possession with Juan Cuadrado of Juventus during the Serie A match between Juventus and ... Read more »

Marvel Studios' Eternals To Debut On Disney+ In Jan 2022

© Provided by Geek Culture It’s been less than a full month since Marvel Studios’Eternals hit theatres all over the world, but the superhero movie has already received a premiere ... Read more »

Ludhiana | Man in woman's garb shoots at 2 men in Khanna

© Provided by Hindustan Times The victims had stopped by the roadside near Ludhiana’s Alaur village in Khanna for tea, when a bike-borne man in women’s clothes opened fire on ... Read more »

Punjab MLA Hostel: Protesting teacher climbs atop mobile tower

© Provided by Hindustan Times Swarn Singh — an ETT qualified teacher posted at a primary school in Barnala — atop a mobile tower at the Punjab MLA Hostel in ... Read more »

Anil Vij vocal on Pak, but mum on poor health services in state: AAP

© Provided by Hindustan Times AAP state spokesperson Lovleen Tuteja criticised Haryana home minister Anil Vij for poor health services in the state while addressing a press conference in the ... Read more »

Maharashtra issues fresh guidelines as Covid fears rise

© Provided by The Times of India MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government on Saturday issued new rules making full vaccination — 14 days since the second dose — mandatory to board ... Read more »

149 fresh Covid cases, 3 deaths in Jammu and Kashmir

© Provided by Hindustan Times The number of patients who were cured in Jammu and Kashmir was 141 with active positive cases reaching 1,724. (HT File) Jammu and Kashmir reported ... Read more »

Omar demands Amir Magray's body be handed over to his family

© Provided by Hindustan Times National Conference vice-president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah is currently on an eight-day visit to the Chenab Valley. (HT File) National Conference vice-president and ... Read more »

Chandigarh: Another theft from parked car after smashing glass

© Provided by Hindustan Times This is eighth such incident reported in Chandigarh in the past one month wherein thieves fled with items kept in a car after smashing its ... Read more »

Chandigarh: A mix of urban, rural woes in Ward 21

© Provided by Hindustan Times State of wards: A poorly maintained park at Sector 47 in Ward 21, Chandigarh. (Gurtej Singh/HT) Regularisation of need-based changes, stray cattle menace, poorly maintained ... Read more »

Education must to get rid of joblessness: Haryana governor Dattatreya

© Provided by Hindustan Times Haryana governor Bandaru Dattatreya being welcomed at a school leadership summit in the Ambala Cantonment on Saturday. (HT Photo) Haryana governor Bandaru Dattatreya on Saturday said ... Read more »

3 leopard cubs rescued from sugarcane field, reunited with mother in Maharashtra

Maharashtra: 3 leopard cubs rescued from sugarcane field, reunited with mother in Pune Three 45-day-old leopard cubs were found in a sugarcane field in Umbraj village, located in Maharashtra’s Junnar ... Read more »

Nashville police: 3 dead, 4 wounded in apartment shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting in a Tennessee apartment has left three people dead and four others wounded, police said. The shooting occurred Friday night in an apartment in ... Read more »

Best GoPro Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2021: Best GoPro MAX, HERO 10 & More Sales Listed by Consumer Walk

Black Friday experts at Consumer Walk track the top GoPro deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2021, including deals on GoPro HERO 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 & ... Read more »

We need a ‘level playing field' with National Trust, say private country house owners

The National Trust sign – Alamy Private country house owners need a “level playing field” with the National Trust on tax if their heritage is to be secured, a former ... Read more »

Greece opens two more holding centres for migrants on islands

© Reuters/ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS FILE PHOTO: Inauguration of a closed-type migrant camp on the island of Samos ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece on Saturday inaugurated two more migrant holding centres on islands ... Read more »

Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association signs pact with Portuguese coach

© Provided by Hindustan Times Portuguese Tennis coach Marco Seruca and other dignitaries at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT) Giving a push to ... Read more »

Boy, 13, shot near Tampa community center, dies, police say

TAMPA — A 13-year-old boy has died after he was shot and critically injured Nov. 23 near the Lee Davis Community Resource Center, Tampa Police said Saturday. Tampa Police received ... Read more »

New Covid variant classed as ‘of concern' by WHO and called Omicron

Healthcare worker collects a swab for a Covid PCR test at Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg (REUTERS) The new Covid variant found in parts of southern Africa has been designated ... Read more »

What you need to know about the Omicron COVID variant

The discovery of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa this week caused alarm and swift action from a number of countries including travel restrictions. Here’s what you need to ... Read more »

State Department issues ‘do not travel' warnings over Omicron COVID risks

The US State Department on Saturday formally warned Americans against traveling to South Africa and seven of its neighbors for fear of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant. The Level 4 ... Read more »

Strictly fans hot under the collar as they call AJ and Kai's saucy routine ‘sexiest ever' after they ‘confirmed romance'

STRICTLY Come Dancing fans were left hot under the collar as they called AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington's routine tonight the sexiest in the show's HISTORY. It comes just days ... Read more »

Andrew Garfield says Tom Holland 'is a great Spider Man' as he opens up on meeting him at the GQ Party

© Provided by Pinkvilla Andrew Garfield has recently opened up on his reunion with Tom Holland at GQ’s Men of the Year Party. During an interview on Nova’s Smallzy’s Surgery ... Read more »

I'm a Celebrity's weekend live episodes cancelled due to Storm Arwen

© ITV/Shutterstock Simon-Gregson.jpg I’m a Celebrity fans tuning in for this weekend’s episodes will be very disappointed On Friday (25 November), the first live show of this year’s series was ... Read more »

Omicron: How the return of PCR tests and self-isolation for international travel will work

PCR tests are back for travellers arriving in the UK. Weeks after rules were eased to allow cheaper and faster lateral flow (antigen) tests, the government has tightened the rules ... Read more »

Storm Arwen: Three dead after 100mph winds and heavy snow hit UK

Three people were killed as Storm Arwen brought winds of nearly 100mph and heavy snow to the UK, tearing down trees, damaging buildings and leaving more than 150,000 homes without ... Read more »

Government imposes new restrictions to fight Omicron as first cases found in UK

Boris Johnson has expressed “absolute confidence” that people would enjoy a better Christmas this year than last, despite re-imposing a range of restrictions – including compulsory mask-wearing – to combat ... Read more »

Haaland trifft bei Comeback und entscheidet Spiel in Wolfsburg – Bayern gewinnt mit Mühe

© Swen Pfoertner/keystone-sda.ch Dortmund’s Erling Haaland celebrates after he scores his side third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, ... Read more »

Scientists to launch 100-day vaccine strategy to combat future pandemics

© Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo Employees pack boxes containing vials of Covishield, a version of the AstraZeneca vaccine, at the Serum Institute of India in Pune – Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo UK ... Read more »

Lumberton man charged with murder in connection with triple homicide

Nov. 27—LUMBERTON — A Lumberton man has been charged with murder in connection with the deaths of three men on Friday. Dekota Ray Locklear, 23, of Lumberton, was charged with ... Read more »

Motorist killed by falling tree and travel disrupted as Storm Arwen arrives

Whitley Bay in Northumberland experienced some snowfall (Rory Peace/PA) (PA Media) A man has died and travel plans have been severely disrupted as Storm Arwen battered the UK. Motorists were ... Read more »

Modi, Capt, Badals all bartered away Punjab's interests: Channi

© Provided by Hindustan Times Punjab CM Channi exhorted the gathering at a rally in Barnala to make sure that parties like the SAD and the AAP were wiped put from ... Read more »

Met predicts snowfall in Kashmir Valley in first week of December

© Provided by Hindustan Times Met officials said the weather remained cloudy in Kashmir and Ladakh whereas it remained clear to partly cloudy in most parts of Jammu region on ... Read more »

REPORT CARD /SGPC PRESIDENT BIBI JAGIR KAUR Remained low-profile, tried to take everyone along

© Provided by Hindustan Times SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur joined when the body was facing the issue of missing Saroops and her first task was to start administrative reforms. ... Read more »

Flood watches issued in recently damaged Northwest

FILE – Floodwater inundates homes along a road on Nov. 17, 2021, in Sumas, Wash. Damages from flooding last week in northwest Washington‘s Whatcom County could reach as high as ... Read more »

Rising Birmingham City star signs first professional contract

Jordan James has capped a memorable full debut for Birmingham City by signing his first professional deal. The 17-year-old played every minute of the 1-0 victory over Blackpool and even ... Read more »

Chicago and Minneapolis become the latest victims in a series of smash-and-grab robberies at retailers across the US after a spree of Black Friday thefts

© Provided by Business Insider Video footage of robbers at a Louis Vuitton store in Chicago earlier this month. Chicago Police Department Three stores in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood were ... Read more »

India says not to preorder Starlink until it obtains a license

© Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge India has instructed the public not to preorder Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite-based internet service, according to a report from Reuters. As the report ... Read more »

Captain Maher inspires Clough-Ballacolla into Leinster hurling semi-finals

© Evan Treacy INPHO Stephen Maher takes a shot at goal. Raparees 0-12 CLOUGH-BALLACOLLA ARE through to the Leinster Club SHC semi-final thanks to a hard-earned win over Wexford champions ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic