“The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Friend”), from the hit series Friends, but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an actor, 음악가, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband,” Benson’s statement read.
Tyler passed away at his Los Angeles home Sunday after a battle with prostate cancer, which was first diagnosed in 2018, according to Benson.
“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,” 성명은 읽었다.
The actor was best known for playing Gunther, the manager of the Central Perk coffee shop, and Rachel’s admirer on the iconic 90s TV show for 10 계절, but he was in numerous other titles including “Scrubs,” “Modern Music,” 과 “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
“워너 브라더스. Television mourns the loss of James Michael Tyler
, a beloved actor and integral part of our FRIENDS family
,” 그만큼 “친구” 트위터 계정 트윗.
“Our thoughts are with his family
, 친구, colleagues and fans.
타일러 first revealed he was battling Stage
4 prostate cancer in June
, when he spoke to the NBC’s Today Show and said doctors discovered his cancer during a routine physical when he was
The cancer had spread to his bones, 그는 말했다, leaving him unable to walk. He was treated with hormone therapy.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and the second-biggest cause of cancer death for men in the United States
, 에 따르면 메이요 클리닉
. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or even no treatment
, others are aggressive and can spread quickly