News - October 25, 2021

Friends star James Michael Tyler dies aged 59
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Friends star James Michael Tyler dies aged 59

James Michael Tyler, best known for his long-time portrayal of the character of Gunther on Friends, has died at the age of 59. 

Tyler, who had been suffering from prostate cancer, passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday morning, a statement from his manager said.

After the six main stars, Tyler's Gunther, a barista at the famed Central Perk, was the character with the most appearances in Friends, cropping up in 185 episodes

As well as his role on Friends, Tyler appeared in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Scrubs and an episode of the BBC’s Episodes. But he was best known for his Friends role and appeared regularly at fan events since the show ended.

Tributes have been paid to Tyler from many of his co-stars and a selection are included below:

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