On 24 October James Micheal Tyler, most popularly known as Gunther from hit show Friends, passed away at the age of 59 after fighting a four-year long battle with prostate cancer. The world knew and loved him for playing the quirky barista who was head over heels in love with Rachel, but his co-actors adored him for being a positive, funny, and loving colleague.
After the announcement of his passing, several members of the cast have been sharing their condolences on Instagram including Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc.
Gunther & Rachel
Of all the cast members, Jennifer Aniston probably shared the most screen time with Micheal Tyler given that Gunther was madly in love with her character, Rachel. To celebrate his memory, and their time together on the sitcom, Anniston posted a clip from the episode in which Gunther finally confesses his love to Rachel. She added:
Friends would not have been the same without you. Thank you for the laughter you brought to the show and to all of our lives. You will be so missed.
Apart from Aniston, Micheal Taylor also shared many moments onscreen with Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey. Earlier today, LeBlanc wrote on his Instagram:
We had a lot of laughs buddy. You will be missed. RIP my friend.
Courtney Cox also mourned the loss of her co-star by sharing a photo of James Micheal Taylor on the sets of Central Perk cafe and said:
The size of gratitude you brought into the room and showed every day on set is the size of the gratitude I hold for having known you. Rest In peace James. ♥️
Lisa Kudrow posted the very same photo and wrote:
James Michael Tyler, we will miss you. Thank you for being there for us all.