RIP Gunther: James Michael Tyler

By MediaMonkey

October 25, 2021
The main six actors in Friends are almost universally known, but if there was to be a seventh among them it would have been Gunther, the shy coffee shop man who lasted the show’s whole run. He was played by James Michael Tyler, and today we bring you the sad news he’s passed away.
 
He was 59, which surprised us as the show was twenty years ago, he must have looked older than he was, and he was suffering from stage four prostate cancer. 
 
The Friends cast paid tribute, with Jennifer Anniston saying of her fictional boss “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.”

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