The death has been announced of James Michael Tyler, one of the actors from the series Friends. He played the role of Gunther.
Tyler, 59 years, died in his home in Los Angeles after losing his battle with cancer.
He was considered The Seventh Friend, in other words the most important character apart form the six friends around whom the show was based.
Tyler was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018 which then spread to his bones. He used to urge men to have their blood tests taken after reaching the age of 40.
Among the first to pay tribute to his memory were Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, two of the show’s leading actresses.