James Michael Tyler: Friends Actor Famous for Playing Gunther Succumbs to Cancer Aged 59
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James Michael Tyler: Friends Actor Famous for Playing Gunther Succumbs to Cancer Aged 59

  • James Michael Tyler passed away on Sunday morning after a long battle with prostate cancer
  • The late actors family said they knew him as an actor, musician, loving husband and cancer awareness advocate
  • The deceased was diagnosed with cancer back in 2018 but decided to keep it private until 2021

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Actor James Michael Tyler, known for playing Gunther on the sitcom Friends, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

James Michael Tyler from Friends TV show losses battle with cancer.
James Michael Tyler succumbed to stage four cancer. Photo: Paul Zimmerman.
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According to sources who spoke to TMZ, James passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, October 24, at his Los Angeles, US home.

The renowned thespian was battling stage four prostate cancer at the time of his passing, at the age of 59.

TMZ reports that his family confirmed the news, noting that the world knew him as Gunther (the seventh Friend) from the sitcom.

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However, his family knew him as an actor, musician, loving husband and cancer awareness advocate.

They noted that James loved live music, cheering on his football team Clemson Tigers, and had a soft spot for adventures.

Battle with cancer

James left many fans stunned after revealing in early 2021 that he was battling cancer, something he had kept hidden even after appearing in the Friends reunion special.

He later noted that he felt no need to 'spoil' the reunion moment with his cancer diagnosis hence not going public at the time.

He had actually kept the secret for three years as he was first diagnosed in 2018 but decided to make it private.

The actor starred in 150 episodes of the sitcom Friends over the show's 10 years run on TV. He was undoubtedly many fans' favourite.

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He also appeared on several other shows, including Scrubs, Modern Music, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and Just Shoot Me.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Carno.

Snoop Dogg mourns mum's passing

In other sad news, Hip hop legend Snoop Dogg is in mourning following the demise of his mother, Beverly Tate, who's died aged 70.

The rapper, whose official name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., shared the heartbreaking news alongside a host of emotional tributes.

He posted different throwback photos of himself with his mother, with different captions accentuating the gap he's dealing with.

In one of them, he thanked the late for having brought him to the world, while the other thanked God for giving him an angel.

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