Friends Fans Pay Tribute To James Michael Tyler Who Passed Away
Friends ran on NBC for 10 seasons and fans couldn’t get enough of the amusing sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. Fans saw that the show involved six friends who lived in Manhattan, New York. Over time, James Michael Tyler became known as the seventh friend. Recall, he acted a Gunther, the barista who had the hots for Rachel, (Jennifer Aniston). News emerged this weekend, that he passed away from cancer, and plenty of fans paid him tribute.
Friends Reunion – James Michael Tyer Revealed His illness
The Reunion special that aired earlier this year, brought back many old fan-favorite faces. Jennifer Anderson described it as “Brutal.” Commissioned by HBO Max, the actors looked back on their memories of the show. While speaking to Rob Lowe on the “Rob Lowe’s Literally” podcast, she said, “Going back there, it’s nostalgic in a way that’s kind of also a little melancholy, you know… we have all gone down different roads, some easy and some not so easy for each of us… it was brutal, and also you can’t turn it off.”
It was at the time of the Friends special, that James Michael Tyler revealed his cancer. Although he was diagnosed in 2018, he kept it private. As he suffered from prostate cancer, he also talked about it on Instagram and became something of an awareness influencer, HuffPost reported. The popular actor who became quite regular in his appearances passed away in Los Angeles last week. The outlet reminded fans that James also acted in “Scrubs,” “Just Shoot Me!” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
Friends Fans Take To Social Media To Post Tributes
A lot of NBC fans took to Twitter to discuss the passing of James at the age of 59. When @FriendsTV posted about his passing, fans retweeted it over 20K times. In the comments, a lot of folks replied. One follower, @TDogsLife commented, “When I’m in a café, having coffee, or I see a man with hair brighter than the sun, I’ll think of you.”
Another tweet by an admirer of the Friends barista, @Abdou_haceini noted, “Thank you for being a part of one of the best tv series ever.”
Meanwhile, @anyahebat commented, “This guy really gave us so [many] laughs. As we know, he isn’t one of six main characters, but he was truly an integral part of the show. Scene stealer as always. May God forgive him wherever went well. Feel happy every time I rewatch friends will never be the same without you.”
— SOS/CTS/HH (@SoapOperaSpy) October 25, 2021
Friends News – The Life Of The Popular Barista
The Friends alum “appeared in 148 of the show’s 236 episodes, more than any other non-main cast member,” Celebrity Net Worth reported. The outlet mentioned much more about him. James Michael Tyler studied Geology first, before going on to “earn his MFA in Theater from the University of Georgia.” Starting out as an extra on the show, he probably impressed someone a lot. Later, he started appearing as a regular.
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