The world lost its favorite barista in the person of actor James Michael Tyler. He was famously known as Gunther in the hit series, “Friends.”
The beloved actor passed away at 59 following a long battle with stage 4 prostate cancer.
Tyler first shared the news of his diagnosis is 2018, saying, “Eventually, you know, it's gonna probably get me.”
Due to his health issues, he wasn’t physically present at the HBO Max “Friends: The Reunion.”
However, in his virtual appearance, he maintained a positive attitude and was in high spirits.
His “Friends” co-stars have since honored his memory with touching tributes. Jennifer Aniston noted that the show would never remain the same and thanked him for making the world laugh.
Courteney Cox reflected on the gratitude he often brought on set while Lisa Kudrow wrote, “James Michael Tyler, we will miss you. Thank you for being there for us all.”
Matt Le Blanc thanked him for all the great laughs they shared while on the show.
Rest in peace James Michael Tyler. You will be missed!