‘Friends’ Star James Michael Tyler Dies Aged 59

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James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther in the popular sitcom Friends, has sadly passed away.

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The star had been battling cancer.

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FRIENDS — Season 10 — Pictured: James Michael Tyler as Gunther (Photo by NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

He had been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, but sadly lost his battle today (Sunday 24 October).

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His family gave a fitting tribute to him.

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: Actor James Michael Tyler attends the Central Perk Pop-Up Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of “Friends” on September 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

“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,” they said in a statement.

“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.”

RIP, James.

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