While Gunther may have been a supporting character on the show, he was equally loved by the Friends fans. James Michael Tyler, who essayed the role on the sitcom, was appreciated for his commitment to the role and all of the fans were happy to be reunited with the cast during the reunion episode. Unfortunately, no one knew that will be the last time we see him on the screen. Michael Tyler, who was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018, passed away today.

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His manager issued a statement saying that he “passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday morning”. The statement further read, “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh Friend)… but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband. If you met him once you made a friend for life. Wanting to help as many people as possible, he bravely shared his story and became a campaigner for those with a prostate to get a… blood test as early as 40-years-old.”

James Michael Tyler gave Friends fan a character that no one will ever forget, and today, as we lost a great actor, let us take a look at some of his best lines from the show:

When He Bought Rachel’s Cat:

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When He Refused Service To Rachel Date:

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When He Asked Rachel Out On Date… In His Head:

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When He Made His Hate For Ross Quite Obvious:

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When He Was Effortlessly Sarcastic With Joey:

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During his brief appearance on the Friends reunion special via Zoom, the actor has said, “It was the most memorable 10 years of my life, honestly. I could not have imagined just a better experience. All these guys were fantastic and just a joy to work with. It felt very, very special,” and had everyone wishing he was there with the cast. We truly have lost a great actor but he will always be remembered as Gunter. May his soul rest in peace.

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