The actor who played Gunther in the TV series “Friends” was 59 years old.

American actor James Michael Tyler, known for the role of Gunther, the coffee shop manager from the TV series “Friends” (1994-2004), died at the age of 59 due to a long illness. The TMZ portal reported this with reference to the actor’s representative.

According to him, the cause of death was cancer, which the actor had been fighting for the past four years. It is reported that Tyler died at his home in Los Angeles.

“The world knew him as a Gunther <…>, and his relatives – as an actor, musician, cancer fighter, and a loving husband,” the publication quotes the words of a family representative.

In addition to “Friends,” Tyler played in such TV series as “Sabrina the Little Witch” (1996-2003), “Just Shoot Me!” (1997-2003), and “Scrubs” (2001-2010).